The Association of Philologists of the Prefecture of Chania invite you to the screening of Kostas Dantinakis’ documentary “The Waves That Taught Me Rebellion” honoring Victoria Theodorou from Chania, poet, writer and fighter for women. She died this February at the age of 93.
WHEN: 8th March 20.00
WHERE: Cultural Centre, Andrea Papandreou, Chania.
Photo credit: iskra.gr
About Victoria Theodorou:
Victoria Theodorou was a monumental Modern Greek poet. In her poetry personal experience merges with historical events, those of recent Greek history, as well as those of past eras. She wrote passionately, using symbols which unite Modern Greece with Ancient and Mediaeval Greece.
Victoria Theodorou was born near Chania, near the river Kedrissós. During World War II, before she had even finished high-school, she became a member of the Young Peoples Resistance Movement (E.P.O.N.) against the German occupation, carrying food and clothing to the resistance fighters and those in hiding. She was arrested and taken to the concentration camps for women political prisoners of Chios, Trikkeri, Makronissos, and once more Trikkeri, for a period of nearly four years in total.(Poeticanet)