This is the story of young professionals who lost the hope of a career in the financial crisis that happened in Greece. The displaced professionals returned to their homes in the island of Chios and since they had no choice they applied their business skills to the local businesses and the opportunities they found there.
Alexandra Tricha and Nikos Gavalas began to raise snails as a saleable food crop. Others became farmers and they learned how to farm from the village elders. While shops were closing, there was a migration away from the cities to go back to working the land in agricultural enterprises.
The elders are happy that their children are bringing the land, which they could no longer farm, back to life. They are happy to help them learn how to make the land productive again. With unemployment at record levels in Greece, the land is still the same as it was a century ago.
A farming school that is over one hundred years old. still teaches how to work the land with sustainable principles. One such new farmer is Aggelina Kyriakopoulou who learned how to raise sheep and how to care for the offspring of lambs.
The island of Chios is unique because all the transactions are done in cash or by barter. There is a tax fee market organized by Christos Papaioannou and Eleni Boubouli. They also work as volunteers in the soup kitchens that provide simple meals for those who suffer due to loss of unemployment benefits and lack of social security support.
Christos Rozakis points out the huge popular backlash against corrupt politicians who destroyed the economy of Greece, which caused him to lose his business and forced him to return to his family home to live once again with his mother. He laments having to delay the start of his own family due to the lack of financial resources.Greece's New Odyssey
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-1-61753-945-9
- Run Time: 28 Minutes
- Copyright Date: 2012