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The Greek Revolution of 1821: A Short Documentary

On March 25 1821, a few brave Greeks started a revolution against the mighty Ottoman Empire that ultimately resulted in the formation of the Greek state. The start of the Greek War of Independence was not the result of a...

“Cliffs of Freedom” Streams for Free to Celebrate 200 Years of Greek Independence

The Hellenic Film Society will be streaming the film "Cliffs of Freedom" for free until March 28 to honor 200 years of Greek independence. In addition to the recently-deceased acting legend Christopher Plummer, the film stars an incredible cast including Simon...

Mastiha: The Unique Mastic Gum of Chios People Call ‘White Gold’

Mastic, often referred to as the "Tears of Chios" or the "White Gold of Chios," is a product produced only on that particular Greek island. Since antiquity, this sticky resin, which seeps from the bark of mastic trees, has...

Ropoto: Inside Greece’s Sinking Ghost Town

Watch “Ropoto: Greece’s Sinking Ghost Town,” a documentary about an abandoned village in central Greece that suffered an unprecedented natural disaster. Ropoto was once a thriving village and home to 300 families, but a landslide in 2012 turned the village...

Greeks in Lebanon Devasted after Beirut Apocalypse

Greeks in Lebanon have suffered -and are still sufering greatly- after the Beirut blast. A new film by journalist George Eid, who is part of the Greek community of Beirut, Lebanon, portrays the devastating effects of the August 4,...

Martyrs for the Greek Language: How the Orthodox Church Saved Greek During Ottoman Rule

The reason that the Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule is mainly due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language at a time of persecution of Greek culture and faith. The contribution of...

The Greek School Changing Lives in Ghana

A Greek school in Ghana, in one of the most impoverished areas of the world, offers hope and opportunity for hundreds of kids who would otherwise probably would end up becoming trash collectors. The Preparatory School of Saint Nicholas, which...