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Q&A with David Hill followed Parthenon Marbles film screening

Following the screening of Promakhos at Australia’s Greek film festival [1], IARPS chair David Hill gave a question & answer session about the issues surrounding the sculptures. He is of course ideally placed to do this, having recently returned from accompanying the team of lawyers [2] that met with various senior officials in Greece.

Promotional image for the Promakhos movie [3]

Promotional image for the Promakhos movie

Greek Reporter [4]

Parthenon Marbles Film Premiers at Greek Film Festival
by Ioanna Zikakou – Nov 3, 2014

The Delphi Bank 21st Greek Film Festival came to a close on Sunday November 2 with a subject that is close to the heart of every Greek and Philhellene. John and Coerte Voorhees’ Promakhos premiered to two sold-out Sydney audiences at Palace Norton Street Leichhardt, a love story about two Greek Attorneys who sue the British Museum for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

In the frontline for the campaign to return Marbles is archeologist David Hill, Chairman of the Australians for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures and since 2005 the President of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

David was present following the screening to update the audience on the next step of the campaign adding that the British governments’ steadfast refusal to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is contrary to the overwhelming worldwide and majority British public support concluding with his belief that the marbles will eventually be returned

The film and Q&A ended what was a successful almost 3 weeks of Greek film screenings which included everything from romance, drama and everything in between.

The Delphi Bank 21st Greek Film festival is an event of the Greek Festival of Sydney and an initiative of the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW.