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Documentary on the Burning of Smyrna Commemorates 100th Anniversary

November 6, 4 pm5:30 pm.

The Hellenic Film Society presents Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City, 1900-1922, a film that The Hollywood Reporter calls a “haunting documentary…about a modern-day tragedy.” The presentation, the film’s first New York theatrical showing in ten years, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Army’s burning of the city. Using astonishing archival footage and informative interviews with scholars and individuals with family ties to Smyrna’s Greek, Armenian, Jewish and Turkish residents, this fascinating documentary presents a balanced account of the destruction of the richest and most cosmopolitan, predominantly Christian city in Asia Minor. The film is in English. For tickets or more information, visit https://hellenicfilmusa.org/


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