Κυδιάντα Χίου

Κυδιάντα Χίου

Κυδιάντα Χίου - Kydianta Chios Aerial Short Documentary , regional entity Chios, Greece/ ΚΥΔΙΑΝΤΑ ΧΙΟΣ – KYDIANTA Chios Greece (Short Documentary) Shot & Edited by: Yiannis Zafeiris, Story by: Michalis Kariamis, Copyediting: Ifigeneia Sotiraki, Music: "Pazzia" by: Stefano Mocini. FILM INFO: Shot & Edited by: Yiannis Zafeiris (2015) Story – Info: Michalis Kariamis Copyediting: Ifigeneia Sotiraki Assistant Director: Ioana Balaska Music: "Pazzia" by: Stefano Mocini. Technical Support: Ilias Kletsas/Roinides KYDIANTA VILLAGE – INFO: The deserted village of Kidiada is in the centre of a triangle formed by the three villages, Lagada, Sikiada and Pitios. The village was created by the residents of Kila, after the destruction of Kila by pirates. Kidiada is built amongst mountainsides and it was indistinguishable to the eyes of pirates. In the Medieval era, the village is said to have been the biggest one in the area. When Greece revolted against the Turks (1822), Kidianta was one of the few villages which participated in the revolution and was totally destroyed by the Turks in retaliation for its residents’ participation. The Massive Earthquake of 1881, was the reason for the creation of the village of Sikiada, built by a large number of residents of Kidianta. In the end of the 19th century, the people involved with the sea, started building their houses in “kolokythia” bay. That was the beginning of the creation of Lagada village. Kidianta’s residents had been the navigation pioneers on Chios island. They were all free, restless minds and made the village the basis of the National resistance in Chios. After Greece’s liberation from the Germans, the damages of the earthquake in 1949 and the isolation of the area, were the main reasons for the depopulation of the village. The village’s school worked for the last time in 1948. Meanwhile the persecutions of a large number of residents, when they joined the grassroots movement to restore the power to the people, also played a part in the depopulation of Kidianta.

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