Lela Karayannis Poster

The International Studies Institute at the University of New Mexico presents a three-day event with Greek documentary film director Vassilis Loules, Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25. The project is funded in part by the European Union. 

Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m., a screening of the documentary "Lela Karayannis, the Fragrance of a Heroine" is shown in Woodward Hall. The film focuses on the struggle and personality of Lela Karayannis, the legendary heroine of the Greek Resistance through the tender look of her son Giorgos. Q & A with Loules follows afterward. 

Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., a screening of "Kisses to the Children" is show in Woodward Hall, with a Q & A following. The documentary features the experience of five Greek-Jewish children during WWII who were hidden by Christian families and missed the train to Auschwitz.

Lastly, a round table discussion, "Human Rights and the Politics of Remembering the Holocaust" takes place in Dane Smith Hall, room 134 from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Participants include Gisella Gori, European Union Delegation, Melissa Bokovoy, chair, UNM department of history; Manuel Montoya, assistant professor UNM ASM; Noel Pugach, emeritus, UNM department of history; and Vassilis Loules. The discussion will be moderated by Eleni Bastea, professor of architecture, School of Architecture and Planning. 

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