The event and the screening of the film “The Philhellenes” took place with great success on Tuesday, June 27th, at the premises of the Association of Athenians in Plaka. The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP) organized, in collaboration with the Association of Athenians, an event and screening of the film “The Philhellenes” to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of the Acropolis by the Athenians in June 1822. The public participation was extensive, with more than 250 attendees.
The event was welcomed by Mr. Eleftherios G. Skiadas, President of the Association of Athenians and the Council of the City of Athens, and Ms. Maria Electra Tsintou, the museologist of the Philhellenism Museum. This was followed by the second public screening of the film “The Philhellenes”, a 33-minute dramatized documentary created by SHP in collaboration with the Philhellenism Museum. The film explores the history of the philhellenic movement as a result of the classical studies and classical revival of the Renaissance, as well as the actions of the Philhellenes before and during the Greek Revolution of 1821.
After the screening, the attendees moved to the roof garden of the Association of Athenians, which offered a breathtaking view of the sacred rock of the Acropolis. Overall, the event was an unforgettable evening, combining culture, history, and social interaction in a unique setting.
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