Comme des Lions de Pierre


Movie in Greek with French subtitles

From 1947 trough 1951, more than 80’000 Greek men, women and children were detained on the Greek island of Makronissos in reeducation camps destined “against the expansion of communism. Among the deported were numerous writers and poets, such as Yannis Ritsos and Tassos Livaditis. Despite their deprivation and torture, the exiled managed to create poems, which describe their lives and survivals in the universe of their camps.

The Swiss documentary  ”comme des lions de pierre à l’entrée de la nuit” (“Like Stone Lions at the Gateway into Night”) features both their poems as well as the indoctrinations continuously repeated over loudspeakers in the camp and brings back the memory of this lost battle.

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Duration: 1h30

Entrance fee: 16 / 19.-

Also shown in Geneva.