“Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival travels from Castellorizo to Kos on August 7 and 8 2019!

In collaboration with the Municipality of Kos, Beyond Borders is going to screen some of the best films from the past three years of competition, along with productions of the Hellenic History Foundation.


Wednesday 7 August 21:00

The Legend of the Ugly King Hüseyin Tabak | Germany, Austria, 122’


They called him The Ugly King! A myth, a hero, a film legend. Who was Yilmaz Güney? Young director Hüseyin Tabak is searching for answers by conducting research for a script about the Kurdish filmmaker from Turkey. Güney was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. Mainly for political reasons but also for murdering a judge. He started making movies from jail. His most famous film YOL won the Palme d‘Or in 1982.


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uomI4WpCj3s


Thursday 8 August 21:00

«The Sacking of Phocaea 1914», Agnes Sklavis, Stelios Tatakis | Greece 50’

Best History Documentary «BEYOND BORDERS» 2016

In June 1914 the Greek population along the coast of Asia Minor is forced to abandon their homes and seek refuge in Greece. The French archaeologist Felix Sartiaux was carrying out excavations in the area of Ancient Phocaea, the ancient metropolis of the city of Marseille. He not only witnessed the events that took place but, at risking his own life, managed to save many Greeks and help them escape. This first persecution of the Greeks from the coast of Asia Minor in 1914 fell into oblivion. Felix Sartiaux’s eye-witness account and his constant efforts to sensitize Europe, surfaced again in 2005 following the discovery of his photographic archive by the Art historian Haris Giakoumis in Paris.


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaXul0pI9KU



«The East Has Set», Alexandros Papaeliou | Greece 2018, 72’


Production: Hellenic History Foundation (ΙDISME)

How, when and why was our umbilical cord to the East cut? This history documentary is based on the correspondences of journalist Kostas Missaelidis on the Asia Minor Campaign (1919-1922). The tragedy unfolds through the writings of Asia Minor-born war correspondent, journalist and poet. From the harsh battlefields and the ruins, the human drama emerges. The film participated in the Official Programme of the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.


Trailer: https://youtu.be/eJHFQSpN1So


All screenings will take place at the Historical-Folklore Museum of Kos, Antinauarchou Hippocratous Ioannidi 3, Kos 853 00.


Entrance will be free!


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