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The Miller of Nemea
GREECE, 2009, 52'
  by AGON - Friday, 21 December 2012

What’s a legend? In a way it’s something that didn’t actually happened, but it’s happening through eternity. These are the legends that the American archaeologist Stephan Miller, professor emeritus of Classical Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley, “excavated” 30 years ago, when he arrived in a poor mountain village of Corinthia with an important name: Ancient Nemea.
A sacred land, know since Antiquity, where Panhellenic games were taking place. A land where one can find mythical queens such as Queen Ipsipili  their way to Thebes and from where Hercules begun his Labors.
Professor Miller is also interested in the modern legends that are hidden behind the ancient ones: the “legendary stories” of everyday people, who became “excavation specialists” and helped him discover the ancient Stadium, old-christian cemeteries, sacred objects and offerings; the sponsors thanks to whom a modern museum is built and the Temple of Zeus is restored. They all enter the Stadium, barefoot and dressed in chlamys, to compete with the ancient legends, for the Revival of the Nemean Games.

 

 


Director: LENA VOUDOURI
Producer: CINETIC
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