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MODERN GREEK STUDIES - Screening of documentary: "Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City, 1900-22"

Event Type
Film Screening
Sponsor
Program in Modern Greek Studies
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Date
Nov 5, 2013   7:00 - 9:00 pm  
Speaker
Ms. Maria Iliou (Documentary Director) will answer questions by the audience after the end of the screening
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

"Smyrna: the Destruction of Cosmopolitan City, 1900-1922" (87 minutes), focuses on the cosmopolitan character of the city and how it was destroyed in an era of nationalist conflict. It seeks to present a balanced narrative that honors the discipline of historyas well as the victims of the city's destruction. It premiered at the Benaki Museum in Athens in January 2012 and in New York City in October 2012 as part of the Greek Film Festival and was screened in film theaters in Athens, Thessaloniki, London, Paris, and New York City. It was met with wide acclaim and warm praise by audiences and film critics. For more information please go to: http://www.smyrnadocumentary.org/

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