Australian Director Stanislaw Karpinski appeared at the Opening Night of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival.The First War for the West covering the 49-year Greco-Persian Wars of 5th Century BC Greece. Hosted by renowned classical scholar Dr. Michael Scott (NOVA, PBS, BBC, etc.) of Cambridge University. Portrayed on-screen in a Real-Enactment style featuring the most realistic and historically accurate battle scenes ever filmed, short of anyone actually being killed on camera! The popular 2006 movie 300 and its 2014 sequel 300: Rise of an Empire theatrically portrayed many of the topics historically depicted in The First War for the West. Quite frankly, The First War for the West is the greatest story never told…time when history really did become legend!
Dr. Michael Scott, Host
Accompanied at the film festival by CelebrateGreece.com founder James Stathis,
The First War for the West covers famous topics such as Leonidas and the 300 Spartans at Themopylae; The Battle of Marathon; Artemisia, the only female ship captain on the Persian side at the Battle of Salamis; and more.
Mr. Karpinski will be following up The First War for the West in 2014 and 2015 with three new documentaries: The Man History Forgot; The Battle of Marathon: What Really Happened; and, 300 Spartans, The Real Story.