NYWIFT, NYC Screening
the birch grove
June 28, 7pm
New York Women & Film Member Screening
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)
$10 General Admission at Door
Member Screening Series - Beneath the Olive Tree and The Birch Grove
Event: Tuesday Jun. 28, 2016
Join us for this month's NYWIFT Member Screening Series showcasing the films Beneath the Olive Tree by Stavroula Toska (Director/Producer/Writer) and The Birch Grove by Gabrielle Lansner (Director/Producer). The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.
Beneath the Olive Tree
Stavroula Toska (Director/Producer/Writer)
Beneath the Olive Tree is based on secret journals found buried beneath an olive tree on the island of Trikeri, which served as a concentration camp during the Greek Civil War (1946-1949). The journals, buried for close to three decades, tell the incredible stories of thousands of women kept in the camps, speak the truth about the involvement of the US and British governments at the time and draw a line connecting the past with the present. Director Stavroula Toska takes the journey from New York to Greece to shed light on a part of modern history the world knows very little about, and in the process discovers a family secret that shakes her to her core.