Cliffs of Freedom
To celebrate the bicentennial of Greece’s Revolutionary War, the National Hellenic Society (NHS) announced that the film Cliffs of Freedom will stream on major platforms including Amazon Prime, Apple, and Google Play beginning on September 13, 2021.
Cliffs of Freedom is a historical drama romance movie based on and inspired by a novel, Daughter of Destiny, written by Marianne Metropoulos. The novel served as the springboard to the film produced by Marianne and Dean Metropoulos, both members of Leadership 100, with Marianne serving as co-writer of the screenplay.
Marianne’s story is an amalgam of stories, accounts and events that transpired during Greece’s Revolutionary War. The film depicts the lives, struggles, sacrifices and saga of the Greeks in their resolve to be free. Their deep faith, values and love of family, culture and heritage marks the first time their story is shown on the silver screen in epic form.
The film is also available for theatrical release. Recently, NHS completed the acquisition of all rights to this film. Should you and/or a parish or parish organization like more information as to how to host a special screening at a local theater, please contact NHS at email@example.com.
Cliffs of Freedom story centers on an ill-fated romance between a young Greek village girl set in the beginning days of Greece’s Revolutionary War. The girl, played by veteran actress, Tania Raymonde, falls in love with a conflicted Ottoman Colonel, portrayed by actor Jan Uddin. The Colonel is mentored by a Greek elder and advisor to the Empire, portrayed by the late Academy-Award winning actor, Christopher Plummer. The brutality of the war comes to a head when the Greek village girl’s family is massacred, she swears revenge, directly implicating the man she loves, which ultimately leads to a battle that changes the course of history for Greece and her people.
The story is set in Valtetsi, a small village in Arcadia in Greece’s Peloponnese. As the Greek Revolutionary War looms large in smaller Ottoman strongholds including Valtetsi, the hero of Greece’s War of Independence, General Theodoros Kolokotronis calculates that following successful campaigns in Levidi, Doliana and Grana a win in the stronghold of Tripolitsa would serve as a bellwether symbol of Greece’s resolve to win the fight for freedom. After an incessant and steady campaign, Tripolitsa falls on September 23, 1821, marking the beginning of the end of Ottoman rule and four centuries of subjugation of Greece.