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Zorba the Greek - Celebrating Kazantzakis Year

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California State University, Sacramento

University Union Ballroom 1

6000 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95819

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The year 2017 has been declared by the Ministry of Culture of the Hellenic Republic as “Nikos Kazantzakis Year”

Join us December 5, 2017 at Sacramento State University Union Ballroom I for a presentation by Niki Stavrou, General Director of Kazantzakis Publications and special screening of "ZORBA THE GREEK".

6:30 - 7:00 PM - Doors open. Join us for no-host cocktails and an opportunity to meet Niki Stavrou and learn about Politismos Museum.

7:00 PM - Presentation by Niki Stavrou, General Director of Kazantzakis Publications

7:30 PM - Screening of "ZORBA THE GREEK"

This event is made free to the public by a grant from the Annunciation Endowment Fund.

PARKING: Parking permits are available at various locations throughout the campus. Parking is $6.


NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS (1883-1957): Nikos Kazantzakis, the national novelist of Greece, the author of freedom, is as current in the world we live in today as he has ever been in the last 100 years. His ecumenical concepts and humanistic ideas have inspired the world at its best and worst historical moments making him the most widely translated Greek author of both the 20th and 21st centuries, with translations in over 56 languages. Introducing the concept of the man who not merely survives, but exultantly triumphs through extreme hardship and adversity, his Zorba, he creates the new millennium’s true hero, who empowers, inspires and exemplifies to the world the invincible, unbreakable, glorious Greek spirit and culture.

NIKI STAVROU: Niki Stavrou, the Publisher in Greece of Nikos Kazantzakis’s masterpieces will present his themes and concepts, including current issues he so masterfully writes about, like the humanitarian and refugee crises, wars, injustice and inequality, but also the indomitable power of love, yearning for freedom, empowerment, and triumph of the human spirit.

Nikos Kazantzakis writes: "'Sister, speak to me of God', I asked the almond tree."And the almond tree blossomed".


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