Proteus is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of preserving visual and audio archives related to Hellenic history around the world in cooperation with other cultural and educational institutions, producing films, exhibitions, and publications that make these 'lost memories' available to the public.
The first Proteus project was producing "The Journey: The Greek American Dream" program. This program involved two projects: the Archive Preservation Project and a documentary film.
The Archive Preservation Project involved the collection and preservation of audiovisual materials related to the history of immigration and life of the Greeks in America from 50 public and private archives in the US.
A documentary under the same title "The Journey:The Greek American Dream", premiered and played in Athens at the Benaki Museum and the Hellenic American Union in January and February 2007 along with a simultaneous photographic exhibition at the Benaki Museum.
The US premiere of the documentary took place on 22nd May 2007 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The film was selected to premier in Washington DC on the 8th November 2007 at the American Film Institute, as part of the European Union Showcase which featured the best European Films of 2007.
The DVD for Europe and Greece (zone 2) was made available since December 2007.
The DVD for the US and Canada (zone 1) became available in May 2008. For information see DVD web page.
A coffee table book (Greek language edition) with photos from the Archive Preservation Project, based on the film, under the same title "The Journey", has been published in Greece, in February 2008 by Proteus and the Benaki Museum.
The next Proteus project is "Athens Rising", an Archive Preservation Project of audiovisual materials related to the history of Athens, in 19th and 20th centuries, with films and photographs from the US and European archives. It will culminate a documentary film, an exhibition and a publication.
For more information, please contact our office in the US or Greece:
269 West 11th Street, Suite 3
New York, NY 10014
11 Kleomenous Street
10675 Athens, Greece
Tele: (30) 693-240-0632