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Hippocrates in Olympia (2002)

Video  -  Documentary | History | Sport  -  15 July 2002 (USA)
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Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, has been passionately studied for centuries for being the first pioneer into what we now know as the field of modern day health care. In ... See full summary »

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Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, has been passionately studied for centuries for being the first pioneer into what we now know as the field of modern day health care. In addition to his famous Hippocratic Oath, his fascinating life is beautifully portrayed in this World Premiere one hour documentary entitled "Olympics: Hippocrates in Olympia", by George Petritsis, based on the book "Medical Care During the Ancient Olympic Games" by Christos Lolas, M.D., and narrated by Academy Award® winner, the late, great Sir Peter Ustinov. This documentary is believed to have been his final narration and his mellifluous voice adds additional richness to this magnificent work. This 52-minute gem was filmed in a classic documentary style infused with beautiful and original music scored by Maestro Yannis Markopoulos. Prominent in this visually rich presentation are actual ancient artifacts from many of the great archaeological sites and museums found in Greece. "Hippocrates in Olympia" ... Written by GP Productions

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