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Debtocracy

Katerina Kitidi & Aris Chatzistefanou / Greece / 2011 / 74 ' / Greek / S.T. English

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Aris Triantafillou
Aris Papastefanou & Julia Reinecke
Magda Plevraki
Sokratis Galiatsakos
Giannis Agelakas
Ermis Georgiadis
Aris RSN
Costas Efimeros

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The causes of the Greek debt crisis and the exploration of solutions sidelined by the government and the dominant media

Synopsis

For the first time in Greece, a documentary produced by the audience. “Debtocracy” seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions sidelined by the government and the dominant media. The documentary is distributed online under creative commons licence since April 6, 2011, subtitled in six languages.

Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi discuss with economists, journalists and intellectuals from all over the world, who describe the steps that led Greece to the current debt trap –to debtocracy. The documentary follows the course of countries like Ecuador, which created Audit Commissions, and tracks the similar process in Greece.

Debtocracy features the academics David Harvey, Samir Amin, Costas Lapavitsas and Gerard Dumenil; the philosopher Alain Badiou; the head of Ecuador’s Audit Commission Hugo Arias; the president of CADTM Eric Toussaint; journalists like Avi Lewis (co-creator of the documentary “The Take”) and Jean Quatremer; as well as public figures like Manolis Glezos and Sahra Wagenknecht (from the German party Die Linke). 

 

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