The documentary "Beneath the Olive Tree" is set to be screened at the First Time Film Festival this weekend in New York City.
The 82 minute film that is narrated and executively produced by Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, will be showcased on Saturday, March 7th, at the Core Club at 3:30 p.m.
As director Stavroula Toska describes of the documentary, "...is based on seven notebooks 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 notebooks, buried for close to three decades, tell the inspiring stories of survival of the thousands of women political exiles during the war and explore the involvement of the US and British governments at the time."
Toska traveled to Greece to reveal certain aspects of modern day history that most aren't aware of, and uncovers a deep family secret. "Beneath the Olive Tree" sheds light on Hellenic history that has been muffled, through the featured female's journals.
Additional information on this weekend's screening can be accessed at: http://www.firsttimefest.com/beneath-the-olive-tree. The trailer of "Beneath the Olive Tree" can be viewed at the very bottom of this article.
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