Welcome to the website of the non-profit company Apostolis Berdebes, dedicated to the study and promotion of the history of Greek immigrants in America.

The first production of our company, in 2013, was the documentary “Greek American Radicals – the untold story” directed by Kostas Vakkas. The film presents the participation of Greek immigrants in the U.S. labor and radical movements during the first half of the 20th century ending with the Cold War era.  We participated in the 15th Thessaloniki DocFest and the 7th DocFest of Chalkis where the film was awarded for best editing.

Most importantly, it was well received by the public and has been the focal point of events and discussions organized by cultural and labor associations in Greece and abroad.

You can watch the film here:   https://vimeo.com/166715804

Our second documentary “Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War ” (2016) directed by Leonidas Vardaros tells the story of Greek miners who participated in the Ludlow Strike in Colorado in 1914.  They, together with immigrants from 22 other countries, wrote a proud page of American labor history.

The film received the award for best historical documentary at the 18th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and several other awards at festivals in Greece and the U.S.  It has been shown all over Greece and had several screenings in Colorado as well as in labor festivals on the East and West Coast of the U.S.

You can watch the film here:   https://vimeo.com/164340894

Website www.ludlow.gr

Facebook www.facebook.com/ludlow.gr

Contact information  e-mail apostolisberdebes@gmail.com
telephone + 13478563957