Greektown’s Hellenic Research Center film selected by the Greek International Film Festival of Toronto

Greektown’s nonprofit Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center shares details of a tragic and important time in Greek history with their recent documentary film “Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks 1913-1923.” Directed by Chicago-born Greek American Peter Lambrinatos and narrated by legendary TV anchorman Bill Kurtis, the documentary has been officially selected by the Greek International Film Festival of Toronto (GIFFT) for screening next month. If you are interested in watching at home, the film is available for streaming on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play and Vimeo. Learn more at

As summarized on the GIFFT website, the film is “a historical documentary that for the first time charts the Ottoman Empire’s and Turkish Nationalists’ Genocide of its 3,000-year-old ethnic Greek population… Since 1913 the Turkish government has exterminated or exiled over one million Christians of Greek heritage, collectively over 3 million Christian minorities of Asia Minor were exterminated. This was the Genocide that set the model for all future Genocides. Turkish governmental denial continues to this day. The veil of secrecy will be lifted and the story of the Greeks of Asia Minor will be told.”


The documentary in 2020 was a Semi-Finalist at the prestigious World Fest-Houston Film Festival, an official selection at the Athens Marathon Film Festival, and won Best Editing Feature Documentary at the Wallachia Film Festival.


You can honor and support Greektown’s Hellenic Research Center and the Greek lives lost in the genocide by viewing and learning from this impactful documentary.

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