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Originally released by ARTE France, 2015.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 22, 2016.
Dionysus: Excess (1:03) -- Dionysus: Parentage (2:56) -- Dionysus: Birth (3:38) -- Dionysus: Wandering God (4:45) -- Dionysus: Conquering Journey (2:07) -- Dionysus: City of Thebes (2:12) -- Dionysus: Revenge (3:36) -- Dionysus: "Other" (2:02) -- Dionysus: Recognized God (2:50) -- Credits: Dionysus, An Outsider In The City-The Great Greek Myths (0:31)
Zeus had a reputation for being a seducer of women. One day he lay with a mortal - Semele, the daughter of the king of Thebes. Their son Dionysus did not immediately join Olympus on account of his dual identity. Dionysus was brought up by nymphs. One day he discovered the vine, and decided to travel the world teaching mankind the art of making wine out of it. He was an errant, wandering God, and was often considered marginal. He left for Thrace, and then for India, accompanied by a noisy procession of Maenads and Silenus. He often aroused the suspicion of the people he encountered, and they sometimes rejected him. In Thebes, his birth city, he wanted to make his voice heard, that of the "Other," the different one. His message of tolerance and openness, his encouragement of poetry, theater, cross-dressing, and festivities, all slowly but surely became a cult - that of the God Dionysus.
12 & up.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, October 16, 2016)
Streaming video available through LTC Library's Films on Demand collection.
Films Media Group, film distributor.
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