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Cheap Tickets

A random Greek neighbourhood of passengers is formed every night on the train that travels from Thessaloniki to Athens. On this train laws are disregarded, people become social and communicate. What do these people talk about in March 2012?
Cheap Tickets is an intimate, short documentary that reflects Greece's current crisis by observing the diverse passengers on board the 6 hour night train.The documentary artistically captures the vast range of characters on board the train, whilst emotionally delving in to the underworld of their own lives and concerns. The tension of Greece’s current economic crisis, is reflected in conversation between a diverse number of passengers, who have to live with each other, blend with each other, contradict each other but, eventually socialize and arrive at their destination.
The documentary was shot in March 2012 by a group of multinational filmmakers that wanted to understand how Greece has been effected by the crisis. It was shot in two days with two camera crews. One using the HVX200 Camera to capture the interviews and the other was the Canon 60D that captured the situational, poetic imagery. The sound was captured using an SQN- 3 mixer, and a Marantz PMD660. The film was edited on Avid.


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  • documentary
  • Social Issues
  • Greece
  • ecanomic crisis

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