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17th Archaeological Documentary Festival – Belgrade

Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Belgrade takes part in 17th  Archaeological Documentary Festival, organized by the National Museum in Belgrade from March 31 to April 7, with the cooperation of foreign cultural centers and embassies in Serbia.

HFC participates in with the film:
The Third Life of Messenia, Greece, 2010
Writer / Director: Athanasia Drakopoulou

Wednesday, April 6th, 19:00
Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive
Uzun Mirkova 1

2016-04-06-???-?? ????????? ? ρχαιολογικού Ντοκιμαντέρ 2The film begins in 2002, but the story begins in 1987 when archaeologist Petros Themelis undertakes the excavation of Ancient Messenia. The archaeological site in the serene landscape of mountainous Messenia  was then abandoned and chaotic. In the following years all the distinctive buildings of the city, founded in 397 BC to accept the exiled Messenians and withstand the pressures of Sparta, came to light. The walls, theater, stage, churches, private homes, burial monuments, sculptures, inscriptions … The geography of a huge city appears slowly, laboriously like a picture in darkroom: it is the framework for the traces of the people who inhabited the area. Meanwhile an effective restoration program adds to the monuments their third dimension and makes the city of late antiquity knowable, people return to the landscape, the monuments are brought to life and new uses emerge. The Third Life of Messina has begun ….

The Third Life of Messenia, Greece, 2010
Writer / Director: Athanasia Drakopoulou
Photography: Christopher Georgoutsos
Editing: Chronis Theocharis
Music: Kostas Dimoula