Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Two Greek films in the 29th AFI European Union Film Showcase

For the 29th year, the  AFI European Union Film Showcase is ready to offer to the DC audience a great selection of EU films. This year, the festival includes 47 films from 28 countries among which 14 countries' official Oscar® submissions for Best Foreign Language Film.

Greece is represented by two films:
- Chevalier by Athina Rachel Tsangari
Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxAkbc2_vds
- Suntan by Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcGXr8D1Lzc

More information can be found here:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

"How 560 Greek priceless treasures got to Washington DC and National Geographic's Saving the Past initiative"

Dr. Fred Heibert, National Geographic’s Fellow Archeologist and Dr. Zoe Kosmidou, Director of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in the USA will share insights on how the recent National Geographic Museum's exhibition: “THE GREEKS: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” set sail with 560 priceless treasures from 22 museums across Greece, to bring an extraordinary cultural experience to Washington, D.C. 
In their conversation, they will narrate the fascinating story of the diplomatic way that the exhibition was born six years ago.  Dr Heibert will conclude by introducing the recent National Geographic’s initiative about preserving World’s Cultural Heritage.

This event has been organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. It is part of the "Protecting our Heritage" initiative, a program supported by UNESCO and organized by the Washington Network of the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC), under the 2016 Italian presidency held by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC. The program was created in order to raise awareness on the need to act against the growing threats posed to cultural heritage by wars, international terrorism, criminal organizations, climate challenges - or more simply, by neglect.

The event is free, but reservations are required. Join us by RSVP here: