EXARCHEIA: The Chanting of Birds73 min., Documentary Quebec, Canada, 2018
Directed byGomez, Nadine
Produced byNadine Gomez
Shot as a nocturnal stroll through one of the most political and lively neighbourhoods of Athens, EXARCHEIA is a poetical and polyphonic essay that dives into a place where living together is first and foremost a matter of shared speech and hopes held in suspense.
EXARCHEIA takes you on a dreamy nocturnal stroll through one of Greece’s most politically active neighbourhoods, situated in the heart of Athens, just below the Acropolis. In this lively and mythical space, you meet a coterie of characters whose ideals and aspirations are in constant flux. Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis, EXARCHEIA is a poetical and polyphonic essay that dives into a place where living together is first and foremost a matter of shared speech and hopes held in suspense.
Screenplay and Direction : Nadine Gomez
Production Assistant : Aris Tsampalikas
Cinematography : Denis Klebleev
Editing : Myriam Magassouba et Nadine Gomez
Sound Recording : Iasonas Theofanou
Sound Design : Marie-Pierre Grenier
Score : Xavier Constant et Rafaël Proulx-Langlois
Sound Mixing : Bruno Bélanger
Colorization : Sylvain Cossette
Production : Nadine Gomez
Canada Council for the Arts
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
PRIM (aide à la création)
Bande à part (coop)
Les Films du 3 Mars
A graduate from UQÀM, Nadine Gomez completed a master’s degree in Communications at L’École des médias. She’s been passionate about urban issues ever since, which greatly influences her worldview. Released in 2012, Le Horse Palace, her documentary feature debut, entitled, The Horse Palace raises questions about the transformations of the urban space. In 2015, she won the first “Regards sur Montréal” film residency (CAM, ONF, SODEC), which allowed her to direct Métro, a short documentary essay taking a fresh look at Montreal’s underground network and its unique, imposing architecture. Her second feature, Exarcheia, the Chanting of Birds, is a nocturnal stroll through a politically active neighbourhood of Athens. It launched at the RIDM in 2018.
In addition to creating and collaborating on various projects (the J’aime Hydro podcast, unique works, web productions), she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Conseil des arts de Montréal since 2018, acting as the president of the film committee.
Exarcheia (2018 / 73 min)
Métro (2015 / 17 min)
The Horse Palace (2012 / 68 min)