A basket of food: Greece in the 1940s

Muirhead Tower room 118
Wednesday 26 November 2014 (16:00-18:00)

This dramatic and moving film tells the story of Greece in World War II. The frightening prospect of running out of food leading to a critical famine is remembered by survivors. Their human stories show that society began to fall apart when people could no longer help each other. The film uses rare historic footage and links past and present to show that shadows of the past still haunt Greece today.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

Directed by Dr. Sheila Lecoeur (Imperial College)
Sheila is a lecturer at Imperial College, London and author of Mussolini’s Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II, London: I.B. Tauris 2009.

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