A short documentary from Nikolia Apostolou that narrates a true story of solidarity and courage from people that were truly resisting the military junta and made efforts to overthrow it. The story narrated by one of its main protagonists is absolutely compelling and suspenseful. Little know from the wide public, it captures a significant event in Greek modern history.
Amorgos Conspiracy mini doc is directed by Nikolia Apostolou; it is written and produced by Elias Kukulundis.
This is a story of coming of age, of young people attempting to strike out on their own, against the generation that preceded them, only to encounter the inevitable reversals of life.
The ‘Amorgos Conspiracy’ is the true story of the escape of a political prisoner from the colonels’ dictatorship in late 1960s Greece. A center-left politician George Mylonas was held in detention on the remote Aegean island of Amorgos, and a plot to rescue him was conceived by his son-in-law, Elias Kulukundis, a young Greek-American writer who is the author of the book with the same name.
The drama unfolds against an idyllic setting of a cruise among the Aegean islands during a heroic period in Greek history, when all Europe was humming the Theodorakis anthem heard in the film score of Costa Gavras’s “Z”, and ordinary Europeans volunteered their services to aid the cause of Greek liberty.
Elias Kulukundis did not research his subject in an archive, but discovered it by living it. This is a story of coming of age, of young people attempting to strike out on their own, against the generation that preceded them, only to encounter the inevitable reversals of life.