A fascinating night devoted to Greece was organized by the Municipality of Rome in collaboration with the World Council of Hellenes Abroad and the Greek community of Rome and Lazio in the historic neighborhood of San Lorenzo.
It is one of Italy’s most famous areas situated close to Rome’s central train station and the La Sapienza University which is the largest academic institution of the Italian capital. During the past years, thousands of Greek students have chosen La Sapienza University to earn their degrees.
Romans of San Lorenzo had the opportunity to watch scenes of “The Brides,” a movie directed by renowned filmmaker Pantelis Voulgaris under Italian subtitles. Moreover, traditional Greek dances performed by the troupe called ‘Oyzeri’ transported the Italian attendants to neighboring Greece.
Occasioned by the plot of “The Brides” movie, dealing with Greek mass immigration to other countries in the past decades, the president of the Greek community of Rome and Lazio, Daphne Soulis, stressed that “emigration of Southern Europeans to distant countries- a reality which we used to believe that belonged to the past- has arisen again as a necessity, especially for young people.”
This Greek event was organized in order for the Greeks of Italy as well as Italian people to show their solidarity to Greece currently struggling with financial, social and political problems.
The Italian neighborhood is full of Greek events this June since the National Museum of Rome is also hosting an exhibition entitled “Greek Engraving at the Diocletian Baths.” For more information on the exhibition visit the link below: http://eu.greekreporter.com/2012/07/08/rome-based-exhibition-features-greek-engraving-artists/