All that Glitters

© Petropoulou
32 minutes / Colour / 2003
Directed by
Irene Petropoulou


Country of production Greece

Series Granada Center for Visual Anthropology Student Film

For the people of Olympos, a small mountain village on the Greek island of Carpathos, preserving tradition is of great importance, not least as a source of income. The parading 'brides' of the Virgin Mary festival, dressed up in their glittering costumes to attract grooms, are now just as keen to attract tourist photographers. But the visitors bring change as well as money and the young women to whom the village looks to preserve its traditions are increasingly reluctant to do so.

Language and subtitles Greek and English Subtitles

Location(s) depicted Olympos

Region South-East Europe

Country Greece

Keywords Tourism / Travel / Pilgrimage Intergenerational relations Ritual