AGORA: FROM DEMOCRACY TO THE MARKET 15+
Αγορά: Από τη Δημοκρατία στις Αγορές
LanguageGreek 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.
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.