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AGORÁ II – CHAINED 

Catégories : 1-Tous les événements, Activités Sociales, Films et documentaires,

Lieu : Grande Salle Rheinsheim

 

Événement reporté à une date encore à déterminer

 

 

For the first time in Luxembourg

 

 

AGORÁ II – CHAINED 

 

 

The new film by Yorgos Avgeropoulos

 

 

May 9, 2020 – 8:30 p.m.

 

 

A discussion will follow the documentary screening in the presence of the director Yorgos Avgeropoulos

 

 

After AGORÁ – From Democracy to the Market, a film on the Greek crisis which created quite a stir and was internationally awarded, Yorgos Avgeropoulos returns with his second film on the subject, AGORÁ II – Chained.

 

AGORÁ II – CHAINED | Official Trailer #1 from Small Planet Productions on Vimeo.

 

For four and a half years, between 2015 – 2019, acclaimed filmmaker Yorgos Avgeropoulos observed Greek society on multiple levels. As well as having exclusive access to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, he followed others, including a refugee couple from Syria and a mother whose child was murdered by Golden Dawn.

The result is a unique and multiple story-lined film: a tale which evolves and unfolds with the characters over time as they face difficult decisions, even to partially achieve their goals.

Avgeropoulos is the only filmmaker to have had behind-the-scenes camera access during the negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors in the dramatic first half of 2015.

This allows him to fill-in crucial missing pieces in the puzzle of those days, actions that were so decisive in re-shaping the European political landscape.

The remarkably frank comments he elicits and the political scenes he captures changes our perspective on what really happened.

But above all, this is a profoundly human film.

A cinematographic mosaic of a modern Greek tragedy, posing critical questions regarding the future of Avgeropoulos’ country, as well as Europe’s.


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Yorgos Avgeropoulos is a prominent Greek documentary filmmaker. His work is internationally acclaimed with more than 40 awards in film festivals around the world.

A former war correspondent and frontline reporter, Avgeropoulos turned into documentary filmmaking in 2000. Since then he has created numerous socio-political documentaries in more than 50 countries focusing on inequality, injustice, human rights, environment, immigration and gender issues.

His latest film AGORA – From Democracy to the Market (2015) was broadcasted by many TV networks in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Asia and Australia and was honored with many awards including with the Rockie Award in Banff World Media Festival, the Gold Hugo in Chicago International Film Festival TV Awards, the Best Documentary in Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, and the Otto Brenner Special Award for Critical Journalism of the Otto Brenner Foundation.


AGORÁ II – Chained (90 & 110 min) is a SmallPlanet production, in co-production with WDR (Germany) and in collaboration with ARTE (France/Germany).

The film will be released in Greece and internationally in the beginning of 2020.

Greek language
English subtitles

www.agorathedoc.com/agora-2/

 


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