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Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City - 1900-1922 (2013)

Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City - 1900-1922

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This fascinating documentary examines a Mediterranean port in the Ottoman Empire called Smyrna, where people of different races and religions lived together peacefully until a fire destroyed the city in 1922.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
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Written By: Maria Ilioś
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

A sobering study in how individual human beings can become afterthoughts in the face of broad movements like nationalism, a phenomenon that is still much in evidence almost a century later.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
New York Times
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Maria Ilioś's uninspired flake of talking-head Wikipedia cinema focuses on the forgotten Anatolian port city's post-World War I years.

Full Review… | April 3, 2013
Village Voice
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As an object lesson in the reactionary possibilities of a nationalist revolution, this documentary is most instructive. It is also a reminder that people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds can live together.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
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A vital, heartbreaking and informative history lesson as well as a cautionary tale.

Full Review… | April 3, 2013
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