The Modern Greek Studies Foundation exists to support the study of modern Greek language and culture in academic settings and to present public programs reflecting and celebrating the importance and beauty of Hellenic culture. The Foundation is the sponsor of the San Francisco Greek Film Festival, now in its 15th year showcasing Greek and Cypriot filmmakers worldwide.
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING
Meet Tasoula Hadjitofi: Author of THE ICON HUNTER
Thursday, May 3, 2018 • 7pm
The Icon Hunter is a story torn from the pages of Tasoula's life as she and her Greek Cypriot family lose everything during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Hundreds of ancient Cypriot churches are destroyed, their contents looted and all signs of her Greek Cypriot culture erased as if it never existed. In this powerful memoir, Tasoula Hadjitofi reveals her perilous journey orchestrating “The Munich Case”―one of the largest European art trafficking stings since WWII, which uncovered thousands of looted antiquities. Tasoula places everything on the line to repatriate her country’s sacred treasures, unaware that treachery lies in the shadow of her success.