EPIC, 8-EPISODE, DOCU-DRAMA SERIES "Go back 2,500 years to the wars between ancient Greece (West) and Persia (East). The Greco-Persian Wars 2,500 years ago were a clash between two peoples, two cultures, two systems of government and two continents. The first clash between East and West. A clash that has, sadly, continued all the way to today." -- Dr. Michael Scott, Host (NOVA, BBC, PBS, History Channel & More)
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My #1 choice for DVD is A Greek Islands Destination Cooking Class. It is one of the most beautiful (and educational) productions I've seen. Cynthia Daddona hosts this cooking-lesson-tour-romantic-interlude from the Greek island of Santorini. - Nancy Gaifyllia, NY Times' About.Com
Rarely in the history of the world does a ground–breaking travel narrative come along that absolutely challenges and revolutionizes the travel writing industry to its very core. Such an incredibly powerful and life-altering work has the potential ability to change the way that people see the world around them and challenge their long-held perceptions regarding the human spirit. Unfortunately Into the Pagan Past is not that work; it’s not even close. Rather, it is a humble and heart-felt journey into the ancient Greek world in which the author literally ventures back through time and places himself into several historical and mythological events, all while traveling throughout modern day Greece and Turkey. Liberally and lavishly illustrated by the the modest author and written in a humorous and often irreverent manner, Into the Pagan Past is a personal journal of what happens when an out-of-the-closet Hellenophile makes his very first trip to Europe to connect with the ancient Greek past, which he loves so much.(read more from the hilarious press release) ---Written anonymously in the third person by Author, Artist, Historian, Humorist and Detroit mailman Jeff Steele Read free book excerpts, download excerpts or Look Inside the book! View all 170 original, full-color drawings.
Hippocrates in Olympia focuses on the fascination of Hippocrates and his advanced holistic medical beliefs, while investigating a closely related subject, namely the medical care of the revered athletes during the ancient Olympic Games. It was of vital importance in that era that the sportsmen of the day were kept in perfect health in order to provide the much loved entertainment to the leading dignitaries, artists and philosophers in attendance at the ultimate sports festival.
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To the ancient Greeks, athletics made gods and heroes of men. This program journeys among the ruins of antiquity to depict ancient stadiums and gymnasiums and to discover where the spirit of peaceful contest was cultivated. Athlos - participating in athletics - initially defined these significant deeds: the pursuit of perfection through creative activities that involve physical endurance and skill, as well as virtue, energy, beauty, and health. An insightful and thorough examination of the basis upon which the Greek ideals of athleticism and sportsmanship were formed.
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Hippocrates In Olympia and The Quest for the Athlos
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This archaeological documentary short artfully covers the bronze age origins of the Greek island of SANTORINI. Today Santorini taunts us to identify it with Plato's legendary lost island of ATLANTIS. The island's original name of KALLISTI, meaning "most beautiful", was given to it by the Minoans of Crete. Befitting the name Kallisti, this documentary conveys the awesome beauty that was, and is, Santorini.
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The Muslim Ottoman Turks committed the first case of modern day genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Greeks and Armenians of the Pontos and Micra Asia (Asia Minor). Survivors share their memories and stories of unspeakable pain while helping the world remember this grotesque crime. As we approach the 100th year anniversary of the horror of the Greek holocaust, we offer this film as a memorial to the Christian victims of Asia Minor.
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This documentary chronicles the Muslim Ottoman Turks commiting the first case of modern day genocide and ethnic cleansing. When it was finally over one million Armenian Christians were gone. Survivors share their memories and stories of unspeakable pain while helping the world remember this groteque crime. As we approach the 100th year anniversary of the horror of the Armenian genocide, we offer this film as a memorial to the victims.
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On July 20, 1974 the country of Turkey began the illegal invasion of the independent Greek island of Cyprus. The United Nations has condemned this illegal occupation of the northern 40% of the island, yet it still exists today. The film includes a 30 minute update with interviews and parades with Greek Cypriots from Toronto, Canada and New York.
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This film is a memorial to the thousands of Greek men and women who worked in the shoe shops and cotton mills of New England. With rare interviews, these immigrants, who came to America before 1910, recount their experiences which are contrasted by relatives back in the "old country".
"A remarkable film concerning the life of Greek immigrants in the U.S." -- Melina Mercuouri, Actress and Greek Minister of Culture (1981-1989; 1993-4)
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Greece helped the Allies win World War I and II, yet their promise to return Northern Epirus to Greece has never been fulfilled. This documentary features the Northern Epirotic struggle for freedom for their 400,000 compatriots trapped in what has been called Albania. Since 1920 they have been fighting to restore their civil liberties and to return Northern Epirus to Greece. The mother of Alexander the Great was from ancient Epirus, Greece.
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This documentary consists of interviews of Americans and Greeks together at the United Nations demonstration on January 16, 1993. The Greeks came from various parts of Greece: Epirus, Macedonia, Pontos, Asia Minor, Central Greece and Crete. They speak to Americans about how Greece suffered and sacrificed in the 20th century while being only one of four allies of Britain and the U.S. in World War I, World War II and Korea. Now they ask the citizens of the world to defend democracy and join them in chanting MACEDONIA IS GREECE !! Finally, a tour of a museum exhibition in Montreal, Canada featuring ancient Greek art of Alexander the Great’s MACEDONIA.
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A 62 minute, unedited video interview with the International Workers of the World, I.W.W., union organizer, Angelo Rocco, conducted in 1977 when he was 93 years old. In this historic interview Mr. Rocco, an Italian immigrant recalls the conditions leading up to the Lawrence, Massachusetts cotton mill strike of 1912 which received international attention and support. Mr. Rocco eloquently explains the tactics of the owners in trying to break the strike and how it is that the united workers won their demands.
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