The Trail of the Troika
A must-watch documentary uncovering how the Greek crisis arose and the unchecked power and machinations of the Troika in Europe – the European Central Bank, the European Commission and International Monetary Fund. The film was first shown on German TV in February 2015. This English version was published July 2015. Watch the film here
Burning from the Inside
A group of Greeks in Germany are making this film showing the dangerous rise of fascism in Greece. Click here to see more
Ruins: Story of an HIV Witch Hunt
This ground breaking documentary by Greek film director, Zoe Mavroudi, about a witch hunt of HIV and women in Greece tells the story of the cynical political campaign to use HIV as part of the anti-migrant and anti- ‘other’ rhetoric during the Greek general election of 2012. Many of the women arrested and forcibly tested for HIV give powerful personal testimonies of how this has destroyed their lives. Others appearing in the film are Greek doctors and HIV campaigners who give their views on how the women were shamefully used as political pawns. The law which allowed this gross infringement of human rights, has recently been reintroduced in Greece. Watch the film here
Resistance to Gold-Mining In Halkidiki
Halkidiki is an area of great natural beauty and in its west lies the primeval forest of Skouries. Eldorado Gold, a multinational gold-mining company, began large-scale mining which has led to the destruction of the eco-system and contamination of the soli and ground water. The people of Halkidiki have been resisting this development for three years and have called for internation support and solidarity. Watch this: Welcome to the Greek Eldorado
Debtocracy is a 2011 documentary film by Katerina Kitidi and Aris Hatzistefanou. The documentary mainly focuses on two points: the causes of the Greek debt crisis in 2010 and possible future solutions that could be given to the problem that are not currently being considered by the government of the country. Watch the film here
A 2012 Greek film ( English subtitles) charting the mass privatisation of public assets. The documentary uncovers the forthcoming results of the mass sell-off of Greek public assets, demanded by Troika in return for ‘ bailing out’ the sovereign debt. Slavoj Zizek, Naomi Klein, Luis Sepulveda, Ken Loach and Greg Palast talk about the austerity measures, the Greek government as well as the attack against Democracy on Europe, after the general spreading of the financial crisis. Academics and specialists like Dani Rodrik, Alex Callinicos, Ben Fine, Costas Douzinas, Dean Baker and Aditya Chakrabortty present unknown aspects of the privatization programs in Greece and abroad. Watch the film here
Greek teachers strike in September 2013
The teachers strike led off a week of public sector strikes – see here
Video from the 19/20 March 2012 delegation to Greece organised by the Greece Solidarity Campaign, Coalition of Resistance and People’s Charter.
Greeks strike against austerity
Workers in Greece are staging a 48-hour general strike across the public and private sectors in protest at a proposed new wave of austerity.See the BBC video
General strike in Greece – November 6th
Thousands of protesters march through Athens at the start of a 48-hour general strike in protest of new austerity measures. It’s the third general strike in six weeks. Two days of demonstrations will culminate in lawmakers voting through new vote on austerity spending cuts and tax increases over the next two years Watch the ‘Guardian’ video
Greece’s uncertain future: a short documentary
This short documentary looks at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right. After six years of recession, the situation in Greece is growing increasingly dark.
As the unemployment rate continues to rise and salaries continue to drop, the country has descended into an increasingly unpredictable situation.
Watch it here
What’s wrong with the Greeks?
This Swedish documentary (containing an interview with Greek KKE MP, Liana Kanelli) provides a good introduction to the current crisis in Greece and what life is like for the average citizen in a country with 100,000 folded businesses, mass unemployment, soup kitchens, 2,500 school closures, 30 axed university programmes,‘with Indian wages and taxes higher than Sweden’
Watch it here
14N – International message from Greece | Video
Naya Nikolaou and Vasilis Sylaidis, both militant unionists, talk about the situation in Greece and the importance of the international general strike at 14 of November
Watch it here