BURNING FROM THE INSIDE

BURNING FROM THE INSIDE 15+

Credits

Director

Marcia Tzivara

Country

Greece, 2015

Running Time

120mins

Category

Documentary

Language

Greek with English subtitles

“As we all know, where there is corruption, a camera is always unwelcome. Many times we [came] across dangerous situations… However, we did it.” Filmmaker Marcia Tzivara

A searing socio-political documentary from the streets of Athens and Berlin, Burning From the Inside examines the rise of the neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn, from fringe dweller to serious player in the Greek political landscape.

Little more than 70 years have passed since the Second World War, and Europe finds itself dealing once again with the re-emergence of the far right in politics. Alarmingly, support for Golden Dawn has multiplied considerably as the financiers of the EU continue to enforce crippling austerity measures and Greek society is brought to its knees.  

From her new home in Berlin, Greek documentarian Marcia Tzivera watches in both horror and fascination as Golden Dawn’s influence grows. She also examines the murder of anti-fascist activist Pavlos Fissas and puts forward reasons why the political and social structures of Greece may have allowed fascism and corruption to bloom.

Written by Marcia Tzivara
Produced by: Marcia Tzivara, George Kyriakos

About the Director:
Marcia Tzivara is a filmmaker from Athens, now residing in Berlin. She studied Media and Film in England. She is also a video activist interested in human rights as a member of the German video collective Ak-kraak. Tzivara is the founding member of the Greek-German culture association and program director of Hellas Filmbox Berlin; the first Greek cinema festival in Berlin. Burning From the Inside is her debut documentary feature. 

Greek Synopsis:
Ένα αποπνικτικό ντοκιμαντέρ στους δρόμους της Αθήνας και του Βερολίνου, αναφέρεται στην πολιτική άνοδο του Νεοναζιστικού κόμματος «Χρυσή Αυγή» το οποίο, από μια περιθωριοποιημένη ομάδα, κατάφερε να αναδειχτεί σε σημαντικό πολιτικό παράγοντα στη σύγχρονη πολιτική σκηνή της Ελλάδας.