The highly-touted Greek documentary “SMYRNA: THE DESTRUCTION OF A COSMOPOLITAN CITY, 1920-22” by director and curator Maria Iliou will enjoy its European premiere today in the center of Vienna’s “Gardenbaukino.” Iliou will attend the screening of her work in the Austrian capital and will give the audience a chance to talk to her about her work directly after.
The screening of the well-received documentary will take place in the framework of the Austrian initiative Echo100plus and will be dedicated to the economic enhancement of the non-profit association “Desmos.”
Greek-Austrian women, members of Echo100plus participated in the organization of the event, which is held under the auspices of the former leader of the Austrian Green Party, Alexander Van Der Bellen and the director of the Wien International Film Festival. Eminent Austrians are expected to attend the documentary viewing.
Having carried out four years of research, the director and curator Maria Iliou, and the historical consultant, Alexander Kitroeff, present their work on Smyrna via previously unseen visual materials from archives of both the US and Europe.