America America


In the late-nineteenth century, Stavros Topouzoglou, a young Greek man, sees the pressure and injustice imposed on the Armenian minority by the Turks. He soon realizes that this murderous brutality will also be applied to the Greek community. There is only room in his head for one idea: to travel to America and start a new life in the land of the free.

When his father sends him to Constantinople to help at his uncle’s business he understands that he has not arrived to his true destination. His dream is above any other option that life might offer him, whether good or bad. His only dream is to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Creative team

Directed by
Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
Haskell Wexler
Dede Allen

Technical data

Original title
America, America
United States