Hellenic Studies Announcements, June 2005
<Posted on 06/08/2005 10:44>
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 203
Motto: Olive trees offer a reason for people to meet and send a message of peace.
Synopsis: We are a group of 15 people, 14 olive saplings, 6 motorbikes, 1 minibus and a lorry converted to accommodate us. We travel around the Mediterranean, 10 countries in total, their borders, and 9.000 kilometers in 39 days. This journey with the Messenian Chamber of Commerce allowed thousands of hidden sides of our world to appear. Georges Salameh is a photographer and filmmaker based in Athens. He was born in 1974 in Beirut and emigrated to Greece in 1995. He studied film in Paris and his work has appeared at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. He made his American debut with the documentary "On the Olive Route" at the New York Independent Film Festival in 2004. His photography has appeared in numerous venues in Athens, Paris, New York, and Rotterdam.