Golden Dawn a public affair - How to resist?

29 April by Angélique Kourounis , Thomas Iacobi


After the documentary “Golden Dawn a personal affair” which was about trying to understand how the Greek neo nazi party functioned, which is still the 3rd political force of the country, now we go on with “Golden Dawn a public affair” which tries to investigate all the possible forms of resistance to this ideology that spreads all over Europe.

The shooting for this second documentary already started more than one year ago and will last several more months. It will be completed after the trial will come to it’s end and the court ruling pronounced.

A crowd funding campaign will initiate 20 of April, anniversary date of the beginning of the trial 2015.

We ask you to lend us a hand to complete this movie that will go beyond Greek borders. Golden Dawn is no longer a personal affair, it is a public affair, please support us.

SYNOPSIS

What sort of action to adopt against nazism, fascism and the extreme right? Can Democracy still eradicate them once and for all without bending its own principles?
Despite the ongoing trial that has been ongoing for the last 4 years and which its main purpose is to prove that Golden Dawn is not a political party but a criminal organisation with a military character and pyramid structure, this entity continues to hold it’s rank of third political power in the election polls. How is it possible? How can anyone still vote for Golden Dawn? While its members or supporters go on beating up journalists, lawyers, political opponents, migrants?

The work that started in 2009 researching this party isn’t done. After having conducted a long term inquiry on the very nature of this Greek neo-nazi party, the director, Angélique Kourounis, tries now to establish how to respond to Golden Dawn. How to fight back? Is the solution to be given by the courts? A political blockade from all political parties? A media boycott? Raising social awareness? A better education in school? Or is it a more physical resistance?
The consequences of the economic and social crisis are felt in more and more European countries, the political instability is becoming the new norm, the disallowance of political leaders and the failure of the Left to face this scourge are in the centre of this documentary that is trying to figure out why Golden Dawn is still a player on the political scene.
Its about a Golden Dawn that has not changed its course nor ideology. The black meander on its red background furiously reminding the swastika still waives on top of its offices in the heart of the city. Golden Dawn which is still given 8% in polls, runs at every election, acts as political scare-crow, carries on playing the martyrs but that is hurt from the historical trial that is ongoing against it.
A trial even more important than the trial of Nuremberg and which is the back bone of this documentary.

Angelique Kourounis dedicated several years of work to her inquiries on the neo-nazi party, remaining third party on Greece’s political chessboard despite decades of deadly aggressions. It is her fourth film on the topic

By Angélique Kourounis
Auhors : Angélique Kourounis et Thomas Iacobi

Official website : http://goldendawnapublicaffair.com/en/synopsis_eng/



Angélique Kourounis

Journaliste, correspondante en Grèce

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