The Promise of Tomorrow 1940-1960 DVDs now on sale.
Cost: $20 each, plus $5 shipping/handling.
Please make checks payable to "Greek Heritage Society of Southern California."
Mail to: 4477 Hazeltine Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW
The First Generation: 1940-1960
Promise of Tomorrow" is Part Two of our award-winning series, "The Greeks of
Southern California Through the Century." The documentary series is the universal
story of the Greek American experience as seen through the eyes of those who settled
in Southern California. "The Promise of Tomorrow" chronicles the Greek American
journey of the First Generation Greek Americans who were raised in Southern
California, changing the face of our community. Academy Award winner Olympia
Dukakis returns to host "The Promise of Tomorrow" as it explores the way in which the
Greek American community has become an integral part of American history while
maintaining a strong and unique Greek identity.
Our premiere took place on November 12, 2009, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. We thank everyone who helped
make this the
event of 2009 in the Greek community.
Master of Ceremonies - JOHN ANISTON
Ambassador Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras, Former Consul General of Greece
Corinna Tsopei Fields
Sid Ganis, Producer, Former President AMPAS
George Katakalidis, CEO, Daphne's Greek Cafe
Andreas Kyprianides, Honorary Consul General of Cyprus
Tom LaBonge, Councilmember, 4th District
William Lappas, Director, Woodbridge Capital Partners
Stratton Leopold, Producer
John Rallis and Mary Lynn Bergman-Rallis
THE PIONEERS: 1900-1942
GHS completed Part One of its documentary series, "The Greeks of Southern California Through the
Century -- "The Pioneers: 1900-1942." Part One highlighted many of the historical features of
the Greek community in the Los Angeles area, the heritage and cultural background, tradition and
achievements of early Greek immigrants. Hosted and narrated by Olympia Dukakis along with John Kapelos,
"The Pioneers" premiered in May 2002 at 20th Century Fox Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Between 2002 and 2003, "The Pioneers" has been screened in numerous universities and cultural centers across the United States.
"The Pioneers" received the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Film Advisory Board. The film also
was awarded Best Documentary at the 2003 International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece.
See photos of our premiere at 20th Century Fox Studios