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  • Director

    Stavroula Toska

  • Run Time

    76 mins

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  • Language

    English; Greek

  • Format


Beneath the Olive Tree


Stories of the Greek Resistance to Nazi Occupation have often been told by visiting gentlemen for whom the natives were extras, and seldom mention how being in the Resistance more often led to prison than to a sinecure in government. During the '40s and '50s women of the Left were jailed on prison islands by the British-dependent government. The women wrote journals they buried under an olive tree. These were discovered years later and here the women tell their own stories, revisiting their old prisons and describing, as only they can, the detail and absurdity of the repression and showing us the spirit it takes to resist over a patient lifetime.

The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Stavroula Toska.

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