Crete Arising

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Concerned that the mega-industry of summer tourism has begun to alter the fabric of their island, a group of mountaineers set about to organize the first ever winter ski mountaineering race on Crete.

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Crete Arising is a winter adventure film set in Greece. Because of its beautiful beaches and warm seas, the island of Crete ranks as one of the top summer vacation spots in the world. Concerned that summer tourism has begun to alter the fabric of the island, a group of mountaineers set about to organize the first ever winter ski mountaineering race on the island.

Short Synopsis

Everyone knows Crete. In contrast, few people know that Crete is an island full of mountains with large snowfall in winter. Also, in Crete there exists big potential for skiing and snowboarding. However there is no functioning ski resort on the island. As a result, organizing a ski mountaineering competition for hundreds of participants is not easy. For example, roads must be cleared. In addition, hotels and restaurants must be re-opened. Fortunately, the organizers find synergy with the residents of the mountain villages and the ski mountaineering race is a success. Nevertheless, for the team of mountaineers who organized the event it is only the beginning. Certainly much more work remains to be done to preserve their culture from the growing influence of mass tourism. Crete has been one of the most sought-after pieces of land on the planet throughout history. Today is no different.

Film Festivals

Crete Arising Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

Crete Arising Chania Film Festival Crete Arising BergFilm FestivalDutch Mountain Film Festival
MountainFilm Graz Crete Arising BBK Mendi Film Festival NYC Greek Film Festival

Crete Arising Press

Details

Featuring: Nikiforos Steiakakis, Manolis Mesarchakis, George Spinthakis, Manolis Roumeliotakis, Sirmatenia Paraschaki, Nikos Kalatzakis, Thanos Giannakakis, Papa Andreas Kokkinos, Manolis Niktaris Rolios, Andriana Beldekou, Antonis Plimakis, Takis Xouliopoulos, Konstantinos Mamalakis, Spiros Staridas

A Co-Production with Cosmote TV.

Written, Produced & Directed by Constantine Papanicolaou

Locations: Psiloritis, Lefka Ori, Heraklion, Chania

Specs

  • Runtime: 58 Minutes
  • Format: MP4 in Standard HD or Cinema 4K with 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Subtitles: English, Greek

Crete Arising Director Bio

Constantine Papanicolaou grew up in New Jersey and graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in Applied Mathematics. It was during his time at Berkeley that he became interested in film and video production. Soon after he produced and directed his first ski film, titled “Chapter Three”. Since then he has produced and directed dozens of independant films, as well as corporate films for companies such as Oakley, Red Bull and ESPN. Constantine is based in Athens, Greece and Truckee, California.


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  1. Spiros Netos (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | chBern, Switzerland

    If one loves Crete is a video worth watching. If one also loves skiing and the mountains is a MUST watch documentary. I live in Switzerland and I used to do ski touring. After watching this video I feel I must go Crete in the winter for a ski tour. Is breath taking going up the slope having such a magnificent view down to the sea. If you are lucky next day you could go for a swim. Crete a great place with unique authentic people. This is very shown in this video. You don’t come often across a priest who is also a Shepard and now a ski tourer.
    Beautiful!!

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  2. Sokratis Tsouplakis (verified owner)

    perfect!

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  3. Panagiotis (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | grEpirus, Greece

    Crete is a mountain that rises from the see. Must see.

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  4. John Charter (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usCalifornia, United States

    Amazing!

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  5. Aggelos (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | grAttica, Greece

    A different view of Cretan paradise and a chance to get magnificent glances of mountains of this island, which in a plentiful way offers its good traits! A combination of rural documentary and psychological sketch of cretan population!

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