By Yiannis V. LAPATAS


Documentary - Completed 2014

Ancient Nemea, Greece, land of the mythical Hercules and the Lion. An abandoned site, forgotten ancient Games and Dr. Miller, the American archeologist who over the last 40 years has unveiled the past and made possible for us “a passage into history” through the Revival of the Nemean Games.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GREECE
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 67 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yiannis V. LAPATAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Athanasios & Alexis TAKIS (IMAGINA), Joanna TACHMINTZIS, Yiannis V. LAPATAS
    • Synopsis
    • “Passage into history” is a film about Ancient Nemea in Greece- the land of the mythical Hercules and the Lion. It is the story of an abandoned archeological site, forgotten Ancient Games, and Prof. Stephen Miller, the American archeologist who unveiled the past. As we discover this fascinating center of ancient Greek athletics and religion through Dr. Miller's eyes, people from all over the world are gathering for the Revived Nemean Games . They come to step into the past, hear their breathing in the Tunnel, feel the ancient earth under their bare feet, run in the Stadium, be crowned with wild celery- as did athletes over 2300 years ago.We follow their unique experience of a 'passage into history'.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2012