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Grandma Despina

Baba Despina

Macedonia, 1905
Documentary, Short


Despina, the Janaki and Milton Manaki’s grandmother, was recorded weaving in one high-angle shot. The first shot made in Macedonia, made by these two cinematography pioneers, contains peculiar symbolics: at the moment when Despina spins the weaving wheel, film starts rolling in our country.

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Grandma Despina Directed by Janaki Manaki, Milton Manaki

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