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Every Island Has Its Own Song
[Study of a tsabouna (bagpipe) player from the island of Kalymnos in in Tarpon Springs, Florida.]
- Produced by Nancy Michael, et al., with the Bureau of Florida Folklife and station WEDU of Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida; copyrighted by the Florida Department of State, 1988.
- Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Folk Arts Program.
- Academic Review: Erdener, Yildiray, "Every Island Has Its Own Song by Nancy Michael", Journal of American Folklore vol. 105, no. 415 (Winter, 1992), pp. 85-86.
Greek Americans 2 — Passing the Torch
Greeks and Americans
[Greek presence in America from explorers of the 17th century and colonists of the 18th century]
- Not available for purchase (— Insights).
- VHS with English subtitles in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum Library.
- Directed by Tassos Rigopoulos and produced by Dimitris Bakalbassis for the Greek National Television Network (NET, Athens, 2001).
The Greeks of Southern California, Series
- Available from the Greek Heritage Society of Southern California.
- Produced by the Greek Heritage Society of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA, 2002).
Award of Excellence from the Film Advisory Board, Inc.
Best Documentary award from the 5th International Panorama of Independent Film Makers in Thessaloniki, Greece.
- Online video introduction to
The Floga Project,
online at YouTube, produced by the Greek Heritage Society, featuring Olympia Dukakis and Melina Kanakaredes.
The Journey: The Greek American Dream
- Available at the documentary's web-site
- Directed and produced by Maria Iliou for the Proteus Project (New York City and Athens, 2007).
- Premiered at the Benaki Museum and the Hellenic American Union, Athens, January-February 2007.
Let's Get Married
[Marriage of Greek-American and Greek national in Ano Ravenia, Greece, summer of 1983.]
- Available from Documentary Educational Resources,
101 Morse Street, Watertown, MA 02472; phone: (800) 569-6621 or (617) 926-0491.
- Produced by Colette Piault, 1985.
- Financed by France's Centre national de la recherché scientifique.
Pericles in America
[Study of relationships between Greek-American clarinetist in New York and the Epirot-Greek community of northern Greece.]
- Available through outlets listed in the producer's website.
- Produced by John Cohen, 1988.
- Academic Review: Cowan, Jane K.,
"Pericles in America", American Anthropologist New Series, vol. 91, no. 4 (Dec., 1989), pp. 1087-1088.
The Spirit of the Chicago Greeks
- Available at the documentary's web-site.
- Produced by KaplaniKid Productions (Chicago, IL, 2005).
- Golden Aphrodite [Award], Cyprus International Film Festival, March 2006.
- ΣΥΝΑΙΣΘΗΜΑ Award "for the emotion of the film", 8th International Panorama of Independant Film & Video , Patras, Greece, September 2006.
The St. Photios Shrine: Our Plymouth Rock
A Tribute to the Greek Women Immigrant Pioneers
Utah's Greek Americans
A Village in Baltimore: Images of Greek-American Women
- Available from Doreen Moses, 1730 21st Street NW, Washington DC 20009.
- Produced by Doreen Moses, 1981.
- Academic Review: Mandel, Ruth E., "A Village in Baltimore," American Anthropologist New Series, vol. 84, no. 4 (Dec., 1982), pp. 982-984.
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