Greek Cinema in Washington D.C.


MARCH 21, 4:00 PM

A PLACE WITHOUT PEOPLE (Greece, 2010, 55 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Local inhabitants in certain regions of Tanzania are being evicted to make way for the creation of some of the world's most renowned nature reserves. Set in the famous Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, the film explores how the parks came to be and how Western perceptions about nature radically altered both the East African landscape and society. The film focuses on the people who "shouldn't be there," not only because their voices are rarely heard, but also because they are still being antagonized and excluded, while the tourist industry is rapidly depleting the area's natural resources. Directed by Andreas Apostolidis. Produced by Rea Apostolides.

Introduced by Tolessa Deksissa, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Science, University System of the District of Columbia. Discussion with Dr. David Western, Chairman, African Conservation Centre, Nairobi, follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info: FREE. No reservations required.

University of the District of Columbia, Building 41, Room A-03, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
(Metro: Van Ness/ UDC, Connecticut Ave. exit. Red line)
(Metrobuses: L1, L2, L4, H2)

MARCH 22, 7:00 PM

Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Energy Film Series

BILOBA (Greece, 2009, 95 min.)

United States Premiere Peter, an engineer working for a multinational company of dubious environmental sensibilities, is sent to Pera Kassiros, an insignificant dot on the map, somewhere in the Aegean, to oversee the construction of an electrical power plant. Very soon, Peter realizes that conditions on the island are very different to what he was expecting. As time goes by, Peter is enchanted with a local woman, the mysterious Areti. But meanwhile, and despite his best efforts, the project keeps going from bad to worse and Peter is finally forced to leave the island. However, shortly after his return to the company's headquarters, things take an unexpected turn and Peter is faced with an agonizing moral dilemma: should he help the company use the project on Pera Kassiros as a front for the processing of its toxic waste or should he save the island that he has come to love? (—Thessaloniki International Film Festival) In Greek and English with English subtitles. Directed by Sofia Papachristou. Produced by Sofia Papachristou and Stavros Meleas.

Ticket/Reservation Info: Tickets: $2, register online at or call 202-399-7993.

Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., NE
(Metrobuses: X1, X2, X3, X8, B2, D3, D4, D8, S41)
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