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A GOD IS BORN
GREECE, 2015, 40'
  by AGON - Monday, 25 July 2016

A God is Born, is an epic journey in time through the memories of Nearchus, a native of Lassithi of Eastern Crete, the Leader of the warrior class of the Cretan Archers, who achieved to become the Great Admiral of the Fleet of Alexander the Great and the very first explorer of the Indian Ocean after crossing the Gedrosian Desert. His recollections, a source of inspiration for the Ancient Greek writers, reveal a plot of the famous legend according to Alexander the Great at the time of his adolescence entered the Dikteon Cave –the sacred birthplace of Zeus, deposited his offerings from Macedonia amongst the human-shaped stalactites and finally reached manhood in an archetypical coming of age ceremony. Through dramatized sequences, this monumental documentary unravels some of the glorious epic moments of the Campaigns of Alexander the Great: The Battle of Thebes, of Issus, of the Granicus River, the conquering of the vast valleys of the Tiger and the Euphrates Rivers, the perilous crossings of the Gedrosian and the Arachosian Deserts and the savage combats against the undefeated Persian Cavalry, the wild Scythian Archers and the howling Amazons.


Director: ELENI VLASSI
Producer: ICON WORLD PRODUCTIONS