“Mourning Rock” point, places, references

As part of the support and the active participation of the Municipalities of Western Attica for the challenge of Eleusis to claim the title of European Capital of Culture 2021, Eleusis 2021 invites you on Saturday July 16 in Megara region where you can enjoy your afternoon swimming in the mythical region of Sciron (where according to the Greek mythology was a notorious Corinthian thief who was killed by the hero Theseus), relaxing and exploring Megara, one of the coastal areas of Western Attica and enjoying the screening of the award-winning documentary “Mourning Rock” of Philippos Koutsaftis in Scironio Museum Polichronopoulou.

After its screening at the 26th International Poetry Festival in Medellin, Colombia the documentary “Mourning Rock” of Philippos Koutsaftis will be screened with free entrance at the open coastal amphitheater of Scironio Museum Polichronopoulou on Saturday, July 16 at 9.00 pm. and it will be followed by a brief presentation of the documentary’s director.

The documentary “Mourning Rock” is a wandering of almost ten years in Eleusis. A meeting with the inhabitants, a tribute to the sanctity and also the impression of the destruction as a result of the industrialization. The documentary of Philippos Koutsaftis, sixteen years after its first viewing, comes to prove again its timeless value. The music curation of Konstantinos Bita and the harmonious narration of the director, completes the unique scenery, which has been elaborately chosen for the documentary “Mourning Rock”.

The screening is organized by Eleusis 2021 in collaboration with the Scironio Museum Polichronopoulou and the Scientific Association “Alumni of the American Universities”. We would like to thank for their support the Municipality of Eleusis and the Municipality of Megara.

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