A hundred years ago, during 1917, French photographers and filmmakers of the "Army of the Orient" made numerous still or moving pictures of Athens. These are rare aspects and images of the city, forgotten or lost over the years, and this is the first time this extremely rich visual material of the city’s daily life, its monuments, its streets and corners, is displayed.
The exhibition offers a view of Athens through the eyes and the quests of these foreign soldiers. It tries to point and highlight these aspects that caught their interest and formed their basic source of inspiration.
The displayed material is kept today in Paris (Établissement de Communication et de Production Audiovisuelle de la Défense, Médiathèque de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine).