In recent decades the Greek island of Samothrace has suffered a series of environmental, social and financial hardship, but there are reasons to hope. The film WINGS OF SAMOTHRAKI – Pathways to Sustainable Development” follows and documents an ambitious research project that aims to assist the island’s inhabitants in establishing a vision of a sustainable future for Samothrace. The research project, led by the Austrian Professor Marina Fischer-Kowalski and supported by an international research team depends on the active participation of the local community. It aims at addressing current challenges by developing long-term strategies to maintain a balance between economic and social well-being and the preservation of the island’s environmental and cultural assets. This example can inspire similar efforts around the world. 

Idea & concept: Doris Habeler, Armin Faymann
Directed by: Armin Faymann
2nd camera, location sound, sound editing, re-recording mix and color correction: Rudolf Gottsbeger