40 min | Documentary, Short | 2017 (USA)
Director, Drey Kleanthous
Join Holocaust Museum Houston and AJC on International Holocaust Remembrance Day for a virtual screening of the film, “Life Will Smile.”
“Life Will Smile” narrates the untold story of the humanism and bravery of the Greek civil society in the small, southernmost Ionian island, where—with courage and commitment—the 35,000 inhabitants saved every single one of their Jewish brothers and sisters. In doing this, they were led by two brave men: Bishop Chrysostomos and the Mayor of Zakynthos. For their fearless action, the two men were honored by Yad Vashem in 1978 as "Righteous Among the Nations."
The documentary is exclusively narrated by one of the Jewish survivors of Zakynthos, 84-year old Haim Konstantini.
The Hon. Lambros Kakissis, Consul of Greece, Houston and Film Director, Steven Priovolos will introduce the film. Following the film screening Her Excellency, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the US will participate in a conversation with Randy Czarlinsky, Regional Director of AJC Houston about Greece today.
The program and film screening will take place on Zoom.