The event was attended by dozens of representatives of public life in Austria, including the former Chancellor of Austria and a friend of Greece, Franz Vranitzky; former Vice Chancellor and Minister of Science Erhard Buzek; and Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria – Exarch of Hungary and Central Europe.
The presentation was also attended by several diplomats, led by the Ambassador of Greece in Austria, Themistocles Dimidis and Austrian parties’ MPs, while the main speeches were given by the Greek origin deputy mayor and deputy local governor of Vienna.
Greece in Bloom “riechenland Blüht was presented on April 11 in Vienna’s old Town Hall.Harald Krassnitzer and Katharina Stemberger attended the presentation and read quotations from the book.
The film, as the book, contains a message of awareness and reflection during the stereotypes against Greece, which flood the international media. The film was screened at a special event in the European Parliament, in the joint public television program of the three German-speaking countries, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the 3SAT, on the public Austrian TV.
As Eder stated to ANA-MPA in Vienna, he focused his attention on the new generation of Greeks who really want to change Greece, speaking of their lives, their friends, their worries, their hopes and their desires, away from high politics, in their voices. Both the documentary film and the book are a part of a broader initiative taken by Fabian Eder, targeting the promotion of the authentic image of Greece.