“One of the main aims of this series, is for the Greek Pontian genocide to be globally recognised and not just for our satisfaction and for the feeling of fairness as Greeks, but because a crime that is not punished historically keeps on getting repeated”. Manousos Manousakis (Director)
The TV series ‘To Kokkino Potami’ is a Greek dramatic television series directed by Manousos Manousakis for Open TV in 2019. It is based on the homonymous novel by Haris Tsirkinidis detailing the real events surrounding the Greek Pontian genocide.
This is a series that everyone must watch.
There is even a petition that ‘To Kokkino Potami’ should be added on Netflix, making it one of the first Greek TV series added, so that everyone can view it. You will not be disappointed. To get a quick taste, watch the Kokkino Potami trailer:
The series follows the real-life story of a young couple from Pontos, a then Greek-populated region on the southern coast of the Black Sea during the 19th century. Many years after their arranged engagement as children, Miltos Pavlidis (Ioannis Papazisis) and Ifigeneia Nikolaidi (Anastasia Pantousi), who