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

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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.
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NR
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Documentary
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Proteus NY Inc.

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Critic Reviews for Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City - 1900-1922

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
Top Critic

Maria Ilioú'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
Top Critic

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
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A vital, heartbreaking and informative history lesson as well as a cautionary tale.

Full Review… | April 3, 2013
NYC Movie Guru

Audience Reviews for Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City - 1900-1922

This film is a must-see for all Greeks, Armenians, Jews, Turks, and everyone else who cares about history. It's objective and it's moving and it reminds you how unique diverse, cosmopolitan cities like New York and London actually are and how fragile they can be. I highly recommend it.

Demetra Eleftheriades
Demetra Eleftheriades

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