Looking Through The Prism:
Greek Culture in a Time of Austerity and Innovation
November 5, 2013, at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
The Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation hosted a fascinating multimedia presentation and discussion about Greek identity, introducing a new generation’s innovative perspective on what it means to be Greek in a time of austerity and crisis. Three short films from the critically acclaimed cross-platform documentary by filmmakers Nikos Katsaounis and Nina Paschalidou, “The Prism,” framed this unique conversation. Ambassador Loucas Tsilas, presently Executive Director of The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), Yannis Palaiologos, a renowned journalist, and Nikos Katsaounis, a groundbreaking documentary filmmaker tackled the burning questions raised in the headlines of international media over the past three years. Ioannis Vrailas, the Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, served as the panel moderator. All audience members were invited to a reception with the panelists and panel moderator following the presentation.