PROTEUS NY, INC. and NY’s QUADCINEMA
with the support of THE NEW YORK CITY GREEK FILM FESTIVAL present
FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AEGEAN:
Expulsion and Exchange of Populations, Turkey-Greece: 1922-1924
Coming soon! Book your tickets in advance! U.S. Premiere!
Runtime: 87minutes / Not rated
Synopsis: After the success of her film SMYRNA: THE DESTRUCTION OF A COSMOPOLITAN CITY, 1900-1922, award-winning director, Maria Iliou returns to the QUAD with her second in a two-part series, FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AEGEAN in which she documents the ethnic cleansing and violent expulsion of Greeks from the Ottoman Empire. In the first compulsory “exchange of populations” in the modern world, 1.2 million Greek Orthodox and 400,000 Muslims were forcibly relocated from Turkey to Greece and Greece to Turkey respectively. Maria Iliou and historical consultant Alexander Kitroeff once again gather a remarkable library of archival film and photographs as background to individual testimonies of Greek Orthodox and Muslim refugees across generations. Iliou brings a new perspective to the story: the film’s probing interviews reveal the painful similarities of the experiences and inspire hope that the grandchildren of the refugees from both sides of the Aegean Sea can begin to understand and reach out to each other.
The documentary was made with the support of the: BODOSSAKIS FOUNDATION, NICHOLAS J & ANNA K BOURAS FOUNDATION and HELLENIC PARLIAMENT TV. Presented in NYC with the support of THE NEW YORK CITY GREEK FILM FESTIVAL.
Media Sponsorship in the US is provided by ANTENNA SATELLITE.
FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AEGEAN Opens Friday, March 21 – April 3
QUADCINEMA – 34 West 13th Street / (212) 255-2243 / http://www.quadcinema.com/
FILMMAKER MARIA ILIOU AND HISTORICAL CONSULTANT ALEXANDER KITROEFF
WILL ATTEND THE OPENING NIGHT on MARCH 21 at 7:00PM and 8:30PM
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