Sunday, 4 November 2012

Athens: Social Meltdown

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Dr Dimitris Dalakoglou explains the social meltdown which took place in Greece between May 2010 & June 2012 that is on going. This film contains videos and photos shot on the streets, often containing violence and paints a portrait of widespread economic hardship endured by a cities inhabitants. This film is part of an ongoing research project, which looks at the rapid structural changes which Greece is undergoing.
Produced & Directed by Ross Domoney
Interview: Dimitris Dalakoglou
Filmed, Photographed & Edited by Ross Domoney

My personal comment is that you have to notice that the policemen are dressed for combat. Also, they concistently throw military grade tear gases that are not allowed even for war and they are they same kind that the Israel army uses. Additionally, most of the people they fight with molotof are govorment funded units  (some them being the police itself) with a role to provoke and in the aftermath destroy every demonstration in violence. All the above have been going on for years now with incremental increase of violence towards unsuspected people, young and old people.

Greece doesn't have a demogratic regime for too long. However believes otherwise he doesn't understand that in a democracy first and foremost, the goverment fears the people and not the other way around. 


  1. Ωραίο ντοκιμαντέρ μικρού μήκους. Κι ορισμένα από τα πλάνα πολύ δυνατά.

  2. Don't you feel that some scenes are a bit wierd? Like the don't make justice to the issue, at least from we know it!

  3. What did you think was weird? I didn't notice anything strange about any of the scenes. Overall it was very well edited I believe. As for whether it does the situation justice or not, I'm not expecting too much from a 15 minute documentary/report.