An integral part of HHF’s endeavour is to create history documentaries.
Thorough and systematic academic research, combined with high quality equipment and skilled personnel, contribute to the production of memorable documentaries that achieve recognition and distinction.
In May 2010 the historical documentary "The Exiled" received an award from the non-profit association "AGWN" at the 8th International Archaeological Film Festival of the Mediterranean region. By September 2010 it had won first prize at the Drama International Film Festival.
In February 2011 the history documentary "The Silent School-A journey through the Halki Seminary" was completed and its presentation tookplace in Constantinople, at Sismanogleio Megaron on 28/2/2011 inthe presence of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I', whereas itsfirst presentation in Greece took place on 4/4/2011 at the Athens Concert Hall.
In March 2013 two history documentaries entitled "Imvros-Tenedos: A tale of memories" were completed. These documentaries were directed by Irini Sarioglou and Panos Aggelopoulos, their original music was composed by Andreas Katsigianis while the lyrics were derived from the poems of the Athenian Academy Award winning poet Dimitris K. Papakonstaninou and the songs were sang by Giorgos Dalaras and Zülfü Livaneli. Their first official presentation took place at the College of Psychiko on the 11th of March 2013 and was attended by around 3000 people, including a number of distinguished Greek celebrities.
In October 2015 the history documentary entitled "On the edge of the Aegean, Castellorizo" was produced by Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME). The documentary was directed by Irini Sarioglou and Angelos Kovotsos, the original music was composed by Andreas Katsigianis, the songs were sang by Giorgos Dalaras, the narration by Nena Menti and Giorgos Kentros and the Aquarelle Paintings were taken care of by Pavlos Habidis . Its first official presentation took place at the War Museum in Athens on 15th November 2015 with very high attendance by the Friends of IDISME.
In January 2019, production was completed on the history documentary entitled "The East Has Set" by the Hellenc History Foundation (IDISME). The film was directed by Alexandros Papaeliou with historical consultation by Irini Sarioglou, music by John Borgia and narration by Giorgos Kentros. The film's first official presentation took place at the War Museum of Athens, on 2 May 2019, with more than 1,400 friends of IDISME in attendance.
Direction: Alexandros Papaeliou
Music: John Borgia
Historical Consultant: Irini Sarioglou
Synopsis: How, when and why was our umbilical cord to the East cut? This history documentary is based on the correspondences of journalist Kostas Missaelidis on the Asia Minor Campaign (1919-1922). The tragedy unfolds through the writings of Asia Minor-born war correspondent, journalist and poet. From the harsh battlefields and the ruins, the human drama emerges.
The film participated in the Official Programme of the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.
A history documentary on Castellorizo island. It includes the soundtrack of the documentary
by Irini Sarioglou, Angelos Kovotsos
music by Andreas Katsigiannis
song George Dalaras
IMVROS - TENEDOS
A TALE OF MEMORIES
MUSIC BY ΑΝΔΡΕΑΣ ΚΑΤΣΙΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ
SONG GEORGE DALARAS - ZÜLFÜ LİVANELİ
«IMVROS-TENEDOS: A TALE OF MEMORIES» - History documentaries
Direceted by Irini Sarioglou - Panos Angelopoulos
Music by Andreas Katsigiannis
A journey through the history of the Halki Seminary
In November 1942, Turkey imposed a poll tax (Varliki) against its non-Muslim population and those who were unable to pay were sent to the labour battalions in the heart of mainland Turkey (Erzurum). This documentary describes the experience of the Greek Constantinopolitan citizen, K. Kiourktsoglou in those labour battalions, as recorded in his diary.
Directed by Kalliopi Legaki
Music by Eleni Karaindrou
"Letters never received" is a history documentary based on the "Ten Day Diary" by Agapi Moliviatis-Venezi describing the attempt of a Turkish officer to save her brother Elias Venezis from the death battalions of 1922.
Directed by Ilias Dimitriou
Music by Evanthia Reboutsika