AGORA II - CHAINED

By Yorgos AVGEROPOULOS

SMALLPLANET PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2020

The Greek crisis unfolds

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Greek Docs
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues
    • Countries
    • GREECE, GERMANY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • GREEK, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yorgos AVGEROPOULOS
    • Writer(s)
    • Yorgos AVGEROPOULOS
    • Producer(s)
    • Yorgos AVGEROPOULOS (SmallPlanet), Anastasia SKOUBRI (SmallPlanet)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.

      Available versions:
      Theatrical 110min [Original language (EL) | EN subs]
      TV 90min & 2X45min [Original language (EL) | EN Narration & subs]