The Weavers (1905 film)
The Weavers or Grandmother Despina is a silent, black and white documentary film made in 1905 by the Balkan film pioneers the Manaki brothers in the small Aromanian village of Avdella, in the Ottoman vilayet of Monastir. It depicts the Manaki's aunts and 114-year-old grandmother Despina spinning and weaving. It was originally called "Our 114-year-old grandmother at work weaving", but has come to be known as The Weavers.
It is considered to be the first ever film to be shot in the Ottoman Balkans as a whole.
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