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Let's Discover Manaki Brothers Photo Exhibition!

Hosted by the Consul of the Thessaloniki City Trotters Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 15 Feb 13:30 - 14:30

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The Manaki brothers (Aromanian: Frats Manachia), Yanaki, and Milton (Ianachia and Milton) were Greek photography and cinema pioneers of the Balkan Peninsula and the Ottoman Empire. They were the first to bring a film camera and create a motion picture.
Their first film, The Weavers, was a 60-second documentary of their grandmother spinning and weaving, this is regarded as the first motion picture shot in the Balkans. The Manaki brothers used a 35 mm Urban Bioscope camera that Yanaki imported from London in Protected content .

The Museum participates in the 8th Biennale of Contemporary Art, organized by MOMus, under the general title "Geoculture".

The periodical exhibition entitled Yiannis and Miltos Manakia. The faces behind the lens present a large collection to the public for the first time, photos from the personal archive of Leonidas Manakis, son of Miltos Manakia, given to IMMA by the honorary ambassador Mr.Mallias.The Manakia brothers, originally from Abdella Grevena, run through the countryside and the major urban centers of the Balkans, documenting people's lives of toil, moments of carefreeness and entertainment, as well as architectural landmarks, historical and social events that marked the changes of half of the 20th century.

Visitors will have the opportunity to watch the homonymous documentary, produced by filmmaker Akis Loukas, which was created exclusively for the needs of the exhibition.

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