[MGSA-L] SNFPHI: Screening & Discussion of Third Kind (12/10)

Dimitris Antoniou dmtrsntn19 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 17:29:33 PST 2020

Dear list members,

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative at Columbia
University is organizing a screening and discussion of Yorgos Zois's sci-fi
film *Third Kind* (2018) this coming Thursday. Please see the event's
description and links below. We look forward to seeing you!

With our good wishes,

Dimitris Antoniou
Lecturer in Hellenic Studies, Department of Classics
Associate Director, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative
Columbia University


December 10, 2020 (12:00-1:30 pm ET)

Online screening of the film *Third Kind* (Yorgos Zois, 2018) and
discussion with the director

*Third Kind* was Greece’s official selection for the 2018 Cannes Film
Festival’s La Semaine de la Critique. Shot exclusively at Ellinikon airport
during the summer of 2017, *Third Kind* features the airport at a critical
moment in the decades-long history of its abandonment. Surveying the
airport shortly after the last refugees encamped there were forcibly
evicted, Zois describes being haunted by what remains, their abandoned
belongings: “It was like a civilization that was lost from one day to the
next.” In this short sci-fi film, the viewer is confronted with the mass
displacement of humankind into outer space, which works as an uncanny
metaphor for the displacement of actual refugees from both their homelands
and the airport. Three archaeologists return to Earth to investigate a
mysterious five-tone signal...

Discussant: George Μantzios (University of Toronto)

Film link: https://vimeo.com/264944517 (available 24 hours prior to the

Discussion link: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/97934892449

In collaboration with the University Seminar in Modern Greek, the Institute
for Ideas and Imagination and the University of Thessaly’s Greek Future
Archive of Socialities Under Quarantine research project and Anthrobombing
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