The Greek Atlas Community and Cultural Centre in Marrickville is set to host an exclusive screening of the documentary “Newborn Sky: Women in the Democratic Army of Greece.”
Scheduled for Thursday, November 23, at 7 pm, this event promises to illuminate the untold stories of women who played pivotal roles in the aftermath of World War II.
Following the screening, attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in a Q & A session with the Director of Photography, offering deeper insights into the creation of the documentary set against the backdrop of post-World War II Athens.
“Newborn Sky” explores the tumultuous period after the liberation from German occupation. As conflicts erupted among those who fought against the Germans and collaborators, Greece found itself plunged into civil war post a disarmament agreement. Resistance fighters, facing persecution, retreated to the mountains, including courageous women who fought side by side with their male counterparts.
The documentary sheds light on the experiences of these women – their wartime struggles, imprisonment, and exile. It provides a powerful narrative, unveiling the often-overlooked contributions of women who stood as equals in the face of adversity.
A one-month membership fee of $5 grants access to this special screening, ensuring an enriching experience for all attendees.
The Centre’s restaurant will be open from 6 pm, offering a delectable menu featuring souvlakia, salads, and other freshly cooked delights.
For further information and inquiries, please contact 0402-564-722 or 0410-529-771. You can also visit the official website here or connect with the community on their Facebook page.
When: Thursday, November 23, 7 pm
Where: Greek Atlas Community and Cultural Centre, 96 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
Watch the trailer here