Dionysios Solomos is considered as our national poet who wrote the Hymn to Freedom. However, there are a number of other reasons that justify this title. He is the first who consciously manages to create in a successful way, a pan-Hellenic language module understood by everyone. His contemporaries and literary critics, treat him as the leader of Modern Greek poetry and as the poet that “has kept Greece in his soul and felt within all kinds of greatness”.
Perhaps we can say a “true” Zakynthioan at heart! The upcoming celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the War of Independence will be a key historical event: it is both an occasion to recognize the struggles and sacrifices of the Greek people. The Zakynthian, Dionysios Solomos is one of those people.
Stamatis Tsarouxas is a writer, director and producer of audiovisual projects. He studied cinema at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens and after his graduation he started working in the fields of Cinema, Television and Theater. He has produced, written and directed seven feature films in co-production with the Greek Film Center, public television and private producers. His greatest love however is documentary films. He has written scripts and directed more than 200 documentaries for Public Television and for the past five years he has been working exclusively with Cosmote History, Cosmote TV in documentary films that have attracted large audiences. Many of his films and documentaries have been honored and awarded in Festivals and the State Quality Awards.
For those who would like to watch the documentary. it will be in Greek. Wednesday the 24th March, 2021 at 22.00p.m