Having met or written about many amazing individuals of Greek descent in America, we felt the need to visually document some of the most intriguing stories we had access to. This is what Greek Reporter’s new documentary, USA: Made in Hellas, is all about. We decided to take up this task with a sense of responsibility to the accuracy of the stories of the participating individuals for the next generations to see.
USA: Made in Hellas wants to show that during the Greek crisis, and with Greece and Cyprus often being projected with a negative image around the world, there are countless examples of Greeks who are changing the world in their respective fields and contribute greatly to the American and global society. US Presidential Nominee and Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, Green-pioneer Van Vlahakis who went from being homeless to create a Green empire, investment-guru John Calamos, director Alexander Payne, Nia Vardalos, and many more are some of the individuals who share their stories in USA: MAde in Hellas proving that Greek-Americans are a small, but shining part of American society. Here is our first trailer that we would like to share with you, and we hope that you will share with your friends and family!
As the feature documentary is still in the editing process, we aim to create an accurate, inspiring, and entertaining film which will document the contribution of Greeks in America giving us an insider’s view of their incredibly inspiring stories.
The documentary is directed by acclaimed Greek director Panos Satzoglou and produced by the Greek Reporter team. We plan to deliver the first cut later in 2015. If you have a suggestion or want to be part of USA: Made in Hellas do not hesitate to contact us.