Λεπροκομείο Χίου

Λεπροκομείο Χίου

Chios Leper Colony - Λεπροκομείο Χίου - (documentary film Chios), Ieronimou Gorgie, Greece/ CHIOS ABANDONED LEPER COLONY (1378 – 1957) The centuries-old institution on the Greek island of Chios once housed dozens of outcasts who had contracted the disease, which is still often misunderstood today. These abandoned buildings offer a sometimes macabre, often poignant insight into their history – as a leper colony. The colony, called: "Lovokomeio", opened in 1378 as the first leper colony in Greece and one of the first in all of Europe The colony at Chios began to decline during the 19th century, when the island was the centre of fierce fighting in the Greek War of Independence. By the middle of the century Chios was largely deserted, and the situation was worsened by an 1881 earthquake which killed nearly 8,000 people. The colony was finally shut down for good in 1957, by which time a cure had been found for leprosy and much of the stigma had disappeared in the West. Source: DailyMail www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2288913/Inside-abandoned-leper-colony-Haunting-pictures-disease-sufferers-locked-Greek-island.html CHIOS ABANDONED LEPER COLONY – "Behind The Gates" (film details) Producer: Municipal Regional Theater of North Aegean & Yiannis Zafeiris Directed, Shot & Edited by: Yiannis Zafeiris Assistant Director: Ioanna Balaska Original Music Composed: Nikos Kallinis (Song: "Monogramma") Sound Designer & Effects: "Video CoPilot" Director of Photography: Yiannis Oikonomou Unit Production Manager: Yiannis Athanasiou Production Assistants: Fotini Pappa – Stavros Athanasiou – Alexis Kabouris 

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