Philadelphia, PA – AHEPA Power District 4 Chapter 432 is thrilled to present the screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary “In Support of Liberty: Philadelphia and The Greek War of Independence,” directed by the renowned photojournalist and filmmaker Eleftherios Kostans. The event is set for May 18, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, featuring a film that has garnered over 50 global awards and been showcased at prestigious venues, such as the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

“In Support of Liberty” has been praised for its poignant exploration of the Greek War of Independence and its profound connection to the Greek American community, brought to life through Kostans’ exceptional visual storytelling. The film’s influence extends beyond traditional cinema, as it is currently accessible for streaming on various platforms, including Mometu, SOFY TV, and ROKU.

Following the screening, attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to engage in a panel discussion with Director Eleftherios Kostans, Dr. Kostis Kourelis—an expert in Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World—and Dr. Elias A. Iliadis, President of the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia (GAHSP) and a notable figure in both the medical and Greek community sectors.

Eleftherios Kostans has been pivotal in photojournalism and filmmaking for over thirty years. His work has been recognized by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and showcased by the BBC and at the Greek Consulate in New York City. His profound connection to the Greek American community is reflected in his roles within the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia and as co-founder of Cosmos Philly.

This screening event promises to be an enlightening experience, celebrating Greek heritage and the art of documentary filmmaking. The discussion panel will provide insights into the historical and contemporary relevance of the Greek War of Independence, connecting past and present struggles for liberty and identity.