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George Bizos -Icon

  • When:
  • Where: Palace Balwyn 231 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, VIC 3103
  • Entry: Ticketed

Event Details

A teenage refugee from Greece (1927-2020) becomes a relentless human-rights lawyer in the crucible of a violent racist regime in South Africa.

He represents freedom fighters including Mandela, in a political chess game, and a negotiated end to apartheid.

A champion of Constitutionalism in South Africa, George was key in its creation.

With populism on the rise George speaks truth to power, advocating legal rights for the poor, and holding perpetrators of violence and corruption to account, including recent reopened inquests of activists murdered in the apartheid era.

Key in writing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) law he represents families there.

The film juxtaposes the personal and political sides of George’s life showing the tapestry of his life and his motivation in his work.

It uses public and never-before seen archive, his family’s 8mm and still archive, interviewing notables, colleagues, and family, engaging the viewer to the end.

The documentary is presented in collaboration with the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.



Procal, Oasis, Joannides Funerals, Pronia, Scoot, Sky Express, Greek Quarter, Ant1 Pacific

Festival Partners

Hellenic Wines and Spirits, Bahari I Gringlish, Epsa, Sue Sensi, Vanilla Lounge, Thematikos, Kwikkopy, Carroten, Themida Legal, Clever Little Koalas

Media Sponsors

Neos Kosmos, The Greek Herald, Ta Nea I 3XY, SBS Greek, Rythmos, 3ZZZ, Paroikiaki Tileorasi, Greek City Times, Greek News 24

About Greek Film Festival 2023

This event belongs to the series, Greek Film Festival 2023.

The Greek Community of Melbourne hosts a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to large functions, and celebrates cultural diversity with vibrant festivals, performances, and exhibitions.

See all Greek Film Festival 2023 published events.

  • LANGUAGE English
  • EVENT SERIES Greek Film Festival > Greek Film Festival 2023
  • PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne
  • PLACE Palace Balwyn
  • ADDDRESS 231 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, VIC 3103