MOUNT ATHOS DOCUMENTARY
Andrei Oprescu's long time passion project - a documentary set in the Holy Mountain, or how the Greeks call it, Agion Oros, is currently in production.
About Mount Athos
There’s probably no other place in the world like Mount Athos. It is different from the rest of the world because of the monastic community living on it and which run a self-administered district consists of a good number of villages. The peninsula is subject to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
Mount Athos is wealthy on the grounds of religious relics and artistic and historical artifacts including hundreds of icons, vestments, carved wooden screens, superb wall paintings, mosaic floors, size-varying crosses, relics of the saints, glassware, carpets, embroidery, and miniatures.
The entire population of Mount Athos incorporates men only as women are strictly not allowed to visit the place. It is also difficult to get a visitor’s visa to visit the place as only pilgrims and workers are given the privilege to visit and stay with the monks.
A few words on Andrei Oprescu and Mount Athos through his eyes