The use of classical and antiquity-related themes in modern cinematography has become a popular field of research in humanities in the recent decades. This semester, CYA students have the opportunity to explore such themes in our casual and fun series of Ancient World & Film Movie Nights held at the Academic Center Cafeteria Lounge.
Daphne Matziaraki, a Greek documentary filmmaker who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, returned to Greece last fall to make a film about the refugee crisis. She followed a coast guard captain for three weeks and filmed during harrowing rescues. The New York Times featured Matziaraki’s complete documentary.
Little Island is a short documentary made by Angelos Psomopoulos and Alex Vilaras about the story of a man who chose to abandon all other life for almost 40 years and live on a small Greek island in the south of Crete.
The opportunity to hike Mt. Olympus, the highest peak in Greece, one of great mythological importance and home to the throne of Zeus is one of the many enriching privileges CYA students get to enjoy as part of their study abroad experience in Greece.
CYA is a not-for-profit educational institution that has been offering semester, academic year, and summer study abroad programs in Greece for over 5 decades. We offer students an academically outstanding program of studies combined with the vibrant experience of day-to-day contact with the people, monuments, and landscape of Greece and the Mediterranean.