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Discussion and Film Screening: Lela Karayannis, the Fragrance of a Heroine

305 Emerson Hall
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.

The film focuses on the struggle and personality of Lela Karayannis, the legendary heroine of the Greek Resistance, through the tender eyes of her son Giorgos.
Hunted down during the German occupation, he was meeting his mother in secrecy for the needs of the Struggle. But even in those difficult conditions, he had the chance to enjoy the heroine’s tenderness and affection, as she never ceased to be a mother.
Illegally shot footage provide us some rare images of occupied Athens, while the fragments of Giorgos’ memories still bear the fragrance of “Violetta di Parma”, Lela Karayannis’ favorite perfume.

Gazette Classification: Film, Humanities, Lecture
Organization/Sponsor: Program of Modern Greek Studies, Department of The Classics, Harvard University
Speaker(s): After the screening of the documentary, Professor Roilos, the George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and professor of comparative literature, will moderate the discussion with Vassilis Loules.
Directed By: Vassilis Loules
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact Info[email protected]

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