Newborn Sky: Women in the Democratic Army of Greece

Καινούργιος ουρανός: Οι γυναίκες στον Δημοκρατικό Στρατό Ελλάδος

23rd TDF: World Premiere

After the liberation of Athens from German occupation in 1944, a new era followed in Greece. Conflicts broke out between those who had fought against the Germans and those who had collaborated with them and the British Army. After the military defeat of the former, the signing of the Treaty of Varkiza signaled the start of the White Terror. Houses were set on fire, people were raped, beaten, murdered, imprisoned, and exiled. All this drove the persecuted men and women to take to the mountains, where they would form the cornerstone of the Democratic Army of Greece. In this documentary, the women fighters of the Democratic Army tell their stories. Women who were persecuted, women who consciously chose to fight, women who were conscripted to the cause, together they constitute the mosaic of experience of a civil war.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Giannis Xydas
Script: Giannis Xydas
Cinematography: Christos Panagos, Alexandros Aristopoulos
Editing: Tasos Konstantopoulos
Sound: Antreas Govas
Music: Kostantis Pistiolis, Thanos Mikroutsikos
Production: Collective Memory Film Group
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 75΄
Contact: Sevasti Salagani

Giannis Xydas


2018 The Partisans of Athens
2021 Newborn Sky: Women in the Democratic Army of Greece (co-direction)