“The East Has Set” at the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

“The East Has Set” at the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

The new history documentary of the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME) will be screened

as part of the Official Programme of the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (March 1-10).

The East Has Set


When and how was our umbilical cord to the East cut?

The new history documentary of IDISME based on the correspondences of the journalist Kostas Missaelidis on the Asia Minor Campaign (1919-1922).

The tragedy unfolds through the writings of Missaelidis, Asia Minor war correspondent, journalist and poet. From within the harsh battlefields and the ruins, the human drama emerges…

Directed by Alexandros Papaeliou
Historical Consultant: Irini Sarioglou
Music by John Borgia
Narration: Giorgos Kentros

Watch the trailer here.

The screenings will be held on:

Wednesday, March 6, 19:30: “Olympion” (Room: Pavlos Zannas)
10, Aristotelous Sq., 54623, Thessaloniki

Thursday, March 7, 13:00: “Apotheke 1” (Room: John Kassavetis)
Port of Thessaloniki, 54627

The screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with Director Alexandros Papailiou and Historian and Producer Irini Sarioglou.

Tickets will be available one week before the Festival opening day, on the Festival website here.

Beyond Borders
1, Bouboulinas Street, 15351, Pallini, Greece,
Tel: 210 66 69 140 & 210 66 69 131.
e-mail: &

Beyond Borders is organized by the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME).

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