The Godmother – by Stelios Kouloglou, Friday, 22.01., 19:45 (Hall 2)

105′, Greek with German subtitles

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Α few years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an insignificant physicist from East Germany who was not interested in politics, is the most powerful woman in the world.
Her teacher from the small town where she grew up, believes that she is the smartest student he ever had. Those who have worked with her, support that “Merkiavelli” exercises power without moral barriers, just as Machiavelli taught. A journalist, who knows her well, supports that she uses the methods of a Mafia godmother.
In 2008, the German Chancellor was asked to cope with the international financial crisis. The countries of the South were in the test tube. “ If I was writing a book for the shock doctrine now”, says Naomi Klein, “it would be for Greece”. How did Merkel manage to impose the German hegemony in Europe?

Stelios Kouloglou

studied in Athens, Paris and Tokyo. Correspondent for the greek Radio and TV in Paris (1983-84) an in Moscow during the «Perestroika» (1989-93). He covered the war in Yugoslavia (1992-95). Regular collaborator for ARTE’s news program «7 heure and demi». Political analyst and for the major Greek publications and columnist in international press, including Le Monde Diplomatique.