Dhiava (Cirrus Films; 50mins; 1997) is the DVD (PAL) of a documentary made with my friend David Hope. Shown on Greek and Swiss TV, it follows the autumn transhumant journey from the mountains to the lowland winter pastures of the same Vlach shepherds and their flocks that I wrote about in The Unwritten Places.
Friday, 6 November 2009
The Unwritten Places (Lycabettus Press, Athens, 1995; ISBN 960 7269 44 6; 319pp) is an account of my adventures and encounters in the Pindos mountains of Greece in the 1970s and '80s. A large part of it tells the story of my friendship with a family of semi-nomadic Vlach shepherds from Samarina, Greece's highest village. They are also the subject of the DVD (see post above).