By Dimitri Roumeliotis, HG 2015, NY Chapter HG Co-CHair
The New York NHS Chapter, together with New York Heritage Greece alumni, recently hosted a dinner and film night for Heritage Greece alumni and friends. The group met for dinner at the Greek Kitchen followed by a showing of the New York Greek Film Festival’s “The Boy on the Bridge” at the New York Institute of Technology.
This was the 11th year of the New York Greek Film Festival, which shows films produced by Greek filmmakers. The New York Greek Film Festival is supported by the Greek National Tourism Foundation and the Consulate General of Greece in New York, along with Greek cultural groups including the Onassis Foundation. This year, total turnout was over 6,000 people across the two week span of films. Our group saw the film “The Boy on the Bridge” which was about a Cypriot boy who found himself in the middle of a murder investigation in his village and uncovered secrets that changed his life forever.
The film presented a different view of cinematography than some of us are used to in Hollywood films, exposing us to an additional aspect of Greek culture through inherently relatable characters. The dinner and film brought together Heritage Greece alumnae from the 2014-2017 classes and also featured friends from other Greek organizations in New York which our chapter is interested in partnering with in the future. We were encouraged by the turnout and hope to continue the momentum by increasing connectivity in the New York region around NHS/Heritage Greece topics.
This event was shared on the recently created public Facebook page @HGNYAlum, and will showcase events in our region.