Aug 11, 2021

Best of Modern Odyssey with Dr. Despina Afentouli

On this special summer edition of “Modern Odyssey”, host Dr. Despina Afentouli presents from the capital of Greece, some of the best moments from Modern Odyssey’s episodes experienced so far. From issues that matter, human stories of survival, celebrating the gift of life, stories that serve the public interest and contribute to a better quality of living and to artists who became a source of inspiration and left their mark in the arts worldwide. Modern Odyssey’s host, Dr. Despina Afentouli interviews (in order of appearance): the President of the Board of Directors of “The Smile of the Child”, Konstantinos Giannopoulos, a multi-awarded organization that offers services 24/7 365 for all children in Greece, no matter their ethnicity and/or religion. Professor of Political Economy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Napoleon Maravegias, and Professor of International Relations at Panteion University of Athens, Greece, Kostas Ifantis about the bicentennial (1821-2021) of the outbreak of the Greek Revolution that led to the creation of the modern Hellenic state. The president, George Mastromanolis, and the vice-President, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, of The Kassian Brotherhood in the Bronx on the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day of the Greek island of Kasos - a tribute to The Kassian Brotherhood. The director of “Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria”, Lawrence (Larry) Russo, about some of the oldest Jewish communities in history, the Jews of Greece. During the Nazi Occupation and the Holocaust, Greek Orthodox leaders and Greek people risked their lives and stood up to Nazi oppression to help save the fate of Jews across Greece. In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, this discussion of survival and how people support each other, irrespective of religious or ethnic backgrounds, covers topics and themes that should never be forgotten. Maria Mpitzilaiou, a woman of strength and positivity, despite the difficulties faced due to historical and political changes. It is a humanitarian narrative through words and songs that showcases how the preservation of timeless values may contribute to a bright perception of life by choice. The Physician scientist Professor Pavlos Myrianthefs, who is the chair and chief of both the Laboratory of Pulmonary and Critical Care and the Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic at the General Oncological Hospital of Kifissia "Oi Agioi Anargyroi”, about the COVID 19 pandemic and controlling the spread. The multi-awarded Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University in New York, Christos H. Papadimitriou, who is considered as a leading computer science theorist worldwide about the impact of COVID 19 pandemic on democracy, human rights and technology with. The composer for the film "DARK WATERS”, Marcelo Zarvos, who has worked with - amongst others - Steven Spielberg, Robert De Niro, and Denzel Washington, and has been twice nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards. Miltiadis Afentoulis, a multi-awarded iconographer and a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and is known for his large scale murals. The interview is conducted at one of the Churches he has icon-painted Saint Peter the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church in the Bronx, NY. Professor Andreas Manolikakis, as the Chair and Professor of Directing and Acting at Pace University, a Lifetime Member and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Actors Studio, about the work and legacy of the award-winning director, producer, and writer, Elias Kazan (“America America”, “The Death of a Salesman”) at The Actors Studio Drama School. Elias Kazan was a co-founder of the Actors Studio (“Method Acting”). The New York Times described Kazan as “one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history”. For more information on BronxNet visit us at- https://bronxnet.org/ Follow us on Facebook at- https://www.facebook.com/BronxNetTV Follow us on Twitter at- https://twitter.com/BronxnetTV Follow us on Instagram at- https://www.instagram.com/bronxnettv Follow us on LinkedIn at- https://www.linkedin.com/company/bronxnet-community-television

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