This film by students at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI is an adaptation of the Iliad by Homer. With a budget of under $50, a small hand-held camera and a cast of dedicated amateurs, yet with footage from over twenty locations in ten countries on three continents, Meynin (the poem's first word in Greek) is the directorial debut of filmmaker and historian-in-training Erik Bolt.
Ten years into a costly war, a king's rash decision leads his champion warrior Achilles to withdraw from the fight. While his comrades rise to the occasion, Hektor and the Trojans try desperately to repel the invaders. Bound by honor to finish the job, the warriors of two mortally opposed nations will embark on a collision course with their heroic, and tragic, destinies. Part Two will be available soon.
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