Still from Days and Nights of Demetra K. (Eva Stefani, 2020)
November 15, 2022

Days and Nights of Demetra K.

Film screening and discussion with the director Eva Stefani
Dodge Hall, Lifetime Screening Room 511

Eva Stefani’s documentary tells the story of Demetra, a sex worker who used to own one of the oldest brothels in Athens. Stefani follows Demetra for 12 years to produce a rare meditation on love, agency, and the passage of time. In the discussion, Stefani will present a journal that she kept during the filming, a window into her creative process and a rare commentary on the interplay between sketches and the moving image.

Eva Stefani is a visual artist, a documentary filmmaker, and an Associate Professor of History and Theory of Cinema at the University of Athens. She uses video and super 8 film to make observational documentaries and short visual poems. Currently, she is completing an autobiographical graphic novel. “Days and Nights of Demetra K.” is her first feature-length film.

Eve Stefani’s movie will be screened on SNFPHI’s facebook at 1 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (CET).

This event is organized by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI), The Program in Hellenic Studies, and the University Seminar in Modern Greek.


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