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Poster of the film

Christos Karakepelis, "RAW MATERIAL"

The documentary's theme is the financial activity behind the recycling of metal objects that are "disposed" by the average consumer of a large city, collected by fringe groups who unconsciously are the kingpin of a gigantic mechanism of wealth.

Through five ragmen, the documentary explores the backstage of consumerism and follows the invisible journey of metal that ends up as RAW MATERIAL.

Watch the trailer, read the leaflet (PDF, 638 KB) of the documentary, and the following related media coverage:


  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 2011, competition
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2011, competition
  • Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany, 2011
  • Zurich International Film Festival, 2011, competition:
    • Special Mention
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2011
  • DocFest 2011, Chalkida, competition:
    • Special Mention
    • Best Photography Award
    • Best Sound Award
    • Critic's Award
  • Cine Eco - Environmental International Film And Video Festival, Lisbon, 2011, international competition
  • Noorderlijk Film Festival, Holland, 2011
  • Tallinn Blαck Nights Film Festival, Estonia, 2011, Forum
  • Les Ecrans Documentaires, France, 2011, competition
  • Le Festival international du film d'environnement (FIFE,) Paris, 2012, competition
  • Black Movie Film Festival, Geneva, 2012
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, 2012
  • Istanbul International Festival, Istanbul, 2012
  • Hellenic Film Academy Awards, 2012:
    • Best Documentary Award
  • London Greek Film Festival (LGFF,) UK, 2012, competition section:
    • Best Documentary Award
  • The Northern Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2011, screening
  • Pristina International Film Festival, Kosovo, 2012, screening
  • Festival International Signes de la Nuit, Paris, 2012, screening
  • Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz, Austria, 2012, screening
  • Tiburon International Film Festival, California, 2012, competition
  • Ecozine Film Festival, Zaragoza, 2012, screening
  • CINEMATEK, New Greek Cinema, 2014, screening, Belgium
  • Transilvania Film Festival, Romania, 2013, screening
  • L.A. Greek Film Festival, USA, 2012, screening
  • Kalamata Documentary Fastival, Greece, 2014, screening
  • MUCES - Muestra de cine Europeo, Segovia 2012, Spain, screening
  • Emerson College, Boston, 2012, screening
  • Europe on Screen, Jakarta (Indonesia), 2013, screening
  • Panorama du Cinema Grec, Paris, 2013, screening
  • European Film Festival, Peru, 2012, screening


Directed byChristos Karakepelis
ScreenplayChristos Karakepelis
CinematographyDionissis Efthimiopoulos
EditingJohn Chalkiadakis
Sound RecordingOrestis Kaberidis
ProducersCostas Lambropoulos, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
ProductionCL Productions, Faliro House Productions
Co-productionGreek Film Centre, ERT SA (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation), Christos Karakepelis
Development supportedMEDIA Programme
Theater ReleaseMarch 15, 2012
2011, 35mm, color, 79', Dolby Digital