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SHORT SYNOPSIS

In 1962, a group of young women made headlines in Greece by running away to join a convent. Each time they were captured and sent back to their families, but they kept trying until they finally succeeded. Uninterested in praying all day, they started a shelter, providing a family for abandoned and abused children. Half a century later, the surviving founders are still running the Lyrio Children's Village without help from church or state, raising infants without a wedding band. This film tells the story of their vision and how they've changed the lives of more than 500 hundred children's so far - simply by taking their fate into their own hands.
UP, UP AND AWAY!!!
It’s official, Mana is out there! As of now, our beloved documentary is one step closer to the world – and that means you too. Here’s how it works: first we’ll be submitting the film to as many festivals as is humanly possible, then we’re planning a limited local theatrical run – either with a specialty distributor or a possible self-release – and then our co-producer OTEtv will broadcast ...
FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS ON A SHOESTRING
So it turns out that making a film is only half the job done! We are currently swimming in an ocean of festival submissions, trying to apply to as many as possible without breaking the bank. Setting an overall budget before even starting the process is always a good idea and we’ve been hearing this little tool can come in very handy if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed ...
WORLD PREMIERE @ THESSALONIKI DOC FESTIVAL
Hurray, our Mana blog is finally up and running! We are thrilled to announce that three years of production and one successful Kickstarter campaign later, “Mana” is ready to see the light of day! Some of our backers have already watched the film (a digital download was part of the perks), but the rest of the world is still holding its breath.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!
After much ado, we would like to give you the grand tour of our brand new website, designed by Leonidas Ikonomou. It took a few months and a lot of work, but we definitely think it was worth it! Leonidas is an architect by training and a musician by whimsy, with graphic design stuck somewhere in between.
KICKSTARTER FUNDING SUCCESSFUL
So it’s official, we’re funded and we’re done! But don’t worry, our Facebook and Twitter accounts will still stay alive with updates, behind-the-scenes insight and daily anecdotes from the Exile Films office. We are extremely grateful to everyone who helped make our dreams come true and we have just released a detailed report of everything we’ve learned through crowdfunding and every single thing that went wrong.
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