Synopsis: Produced by the Greek Heritage Society of Southern California and narrated by Olympia Dukakis, an enlightening documentary that examines the Greek community life from the changing times of the 60s till today, exploring the influence of each decade’s political events on these communities and unfolding heartfelt and humorous stories about growing up Greek in the USA.
A native of Newport, R.I., she began her career as an actress working in regional theatres throughout the U.S. Based in NYC, she also began writing and producing plays during the mid 80’s which led her to Los Angeles in the mid 90’s. An opportunity to write, direct, and produce three documentary features for the Greek Heritage Society of S.CA launched her career as a documentarian. “The pioneers” and “The promise of tomorrow”, which highlight emigration, assimilation, and success of two Greek American generations, have received several awards in international film festivals. “The new Greek Americans”, spanning the 1960’s to the present day, completes the trilogy. As an advocate of Arts-in-Education, Anna teaches Film making, Writing, and Acting in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. She has authored several plays for children and one-acts, continues to work as an actress for stage, film, and TV, and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Bob Luna, an accomplished musician and composer.