Agora – by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, Saturday, 23.01., 15:30 (Hall 3)

Greece 2015, 117′, Greek with German subtitles

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Plot:

Greece, a symbol of European civilization because of its ancient heritage, is experiencing conditions which no one in post-war Europe imagined they would face again. Homelessness, soup kitchens, unemployment, poverty, social instability, violent clashes and the rapid rise of the far Right. The dream of prosperity has turned into a nightmare and the political stage of the last four decades is crumbling.
Yorgos Avgeropoulos records the development of the crisis from its early stage, while tracing its impact on the lives of simple people whom he observes over time. He witnesses popular protests in the streets, the development of solidarity movements and the rise of fascism, while at the same time he seeks answers from his country’s most significant political personalities, insiders, analysts and international key decision makers.
 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos

(born 1971) is a Greek documentary filmmaker and journalist.

He has created 100 documentaries of social, political and anthropological interest, which have been screened by numerous international documentary film festivals and broadcasted by the Greek National Television for 10 years, as well as other TV networks in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

His films have been awarded with 36 international prizes. His latest documentary film, Agorá, was awarded with the Best Pitched Project Award at FIPA Industry 2014 and the Best Documentary Film Orpheus Award at Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2015.