Αγορά: Από τη Δημοκρατία στις Αγορές

Director Yorgos Avgeropoulos
Greece, 2015, 120mins (Documentary)
Greek with English subtitles

Winner of the Orpheus Award for Best Documentary at this year’s Los Angeles Greek Film Festival.

There was a time when the term ‘Agora’ referred to a meeting place – an assembly for active citizens; the centre of political, athletic, artistic and spiritual life. However, in modern-day Greece, the term has been co-opted to mean a place for doing commercial business.

After 13 years of commenting on global issues, documentarian Yorgos Avgeropoulos returns to his homeland to confront a society in the grip of economic despair. Soup kitchens, unemployment, homelessness and fascism are the only growth industries in the birthplace of democracy.

Featuring in-depth interviews with the key policy makers, politicians, financial experts and the people struggling to make sense of a world they no longer recognise, Agora: From Democracy to the Market is a blistering look at today’s Greece – the rage and despair, the rise of the far right and sovereignty under constant threat. 

Written by Yorgos Avgeropoulos
Produced by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, Anastasia Skoubri, Jutta Krug & Rawan Damen.
Cast: George Alogoskoufis, Michael Ash, Adonis Georgiades, Thomas Herndon, Naomi Klein, Martin Schulz, Alexis Tsipras, Jean-Claude Trichet, Yanis Varoufakis, Evangelos Venizelos

About the Director:
Yorgos Avgeropoulos is an award-winning Greek filmmaker and journalist. In his time as a war correspondent, Avgeropoulos found himself in some of the world’s most dangerous places: Bosnia, Croatia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Palestine. In 2000, he created the current affairs series, Exandas. Agora: From Democracy to the Market is his first feature-length documentary.

Greek Synopsis:
Το ντοκιμαντέρ αυτό, με συνεντεύξεις πολιτικών και οικονομολόγων, ρίχνει μια καυστική ματιά στη σημερινή Ελλάδα- στην οργή και την απελπισία του κόσμου, στην άνοδο της ακροδεξιάς και στο συνεχή κίνδυνο της εθνικής κυριαρχίας.