In The Shadow Of The Acropolis reveals an unknown two-thousand-year-old culture. The Greek Jews in this documentary represent a branch of Judaism which few have ever heard of — The Romaniotes. Through original testimony by the Ackos Family, this memoir tells the compelling details of how this culture was almost wiped off the map of civilization during World War II, a story you have never heard before.

Produced by Laura Zelle and Maxine Davis, in Association with Tolerance Minnesota, IN THE SHADOW OF THE ACROPOLIS uncovers one of the most obscure chapters in the dark history of the Holocaust. Narrated by Jaime-Lyne Sigler (THE SOPRANOS).

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Laura Zelle
Re: In the Shadow of the Acropolis
635 Mount Curve Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55116

Running Time: 30 minutes
Date of Production: 2007-2008

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The Telly Awards

“IN THE SHADOW OF THE ACROPOLIS” RECEIVES TWO TELLY AWARDS. This documentary received awards for outstanding achievement in both the education and history/biography categories. The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, video and film productions, and online film and video. The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, interactive agencies, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries annually from all 50 states as well as countries throughout the world.


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