Documentaries

Ντοκιμαντέρ «ΣΤαγώνες», της Νέλλης Ψαρρού

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Ταξιδεύοντας σε πέντε περιοχές της Ελλάδας (Θεσσαλονίκη, Αποπηγάδι Χανίων, ανατολική Χαλκιδική, Ασωπό και Βόλο) θα δούμε ότι ο πόλεμος του νερού δεν είναι ένα πιθανό σενάριο από το μακρινό μέλλον, αλλά μια πραγματικότητα που βιώνουν συμπολίτες μας εδώ και χρόνια και σήμερα χτυπά τις πόρτες όλων μας.

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Hannah Arendt “Zur Person” Full Interview

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In this interview with the German journalist Günter Gaus (October the 28th, 1964) Hannah Arendt addresses a wide range of topics concerning philosophy, gender and politics. Subjects that are of particular importance (for Arendt) are also discussed, drawing on ideas expressed in her earlier works, such as The Origins of Totalitarianism (perhaps the most notable of Arendt's work, focused on Judaism in Europe, imperialism and the two major totalitarian movements of the twentieth century; Nazism and Stalinism), her controversial Eichmann In Jerusalem and The Human Condition (one of the most important works for the understanding of the Greek polis and democracy)...

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Gezi Tanıklığı / Witnessing Gezi

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‘Witnessing Gezi' was created with the recordings of photojournalist Emin Özmen who witnessed the protests against the urban development plan for Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park. Subsequently, the protests sparked supporting strikes across Turkey turning into a resistance movement of great importance for the country. ‘Witnessing Gezi’ shows the human aspect of this civil resistance, a crucial event of the last 30 years in Turkey.

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Cornelius Castoriadis, interview on the Greek public TV (ERT)

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For Castoriadis, an autonomous society knows (consciously) that every institution is created by its members and no extrasocial force (such as the laws of ancestors, the laws of markets, the laws of history, laws of God) interferes in the common world of public sphere. The project of social and individual autonomy is a reflection of the progress and evolution of the spirit of Greek antiquity in the modern age. This spirit is enhanced when citizens become politically active; engaged in political movements that call into question the existing social institutionalized order, proposing more openness and broader participation.

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Bosnia/Herzegovina and the plenums documentary

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A short documentary that explains thoroughly the uprising in Bosnia and Herzegovina that started on the 5th of February 2014, as protests swept across the country when workers from five factories in northern city of Tuzla: Dita, Polihem, Poliolhem, GUMARA and Konjuh, declared strike. During these days, several governmental buildings were set on fire in cities across the country (including the presidential building in Sarajevo) resulting for four regional governments to resign.

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Athens: future suspended

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Future Suspended is divided in three sections. “Privatised” explores the legacy of mass privatisation projects that preceded the 2004 Olympics, placing them in the context of present day privatisation schemes. “Devalued” gazes at the ever-shrinking spaces of migrants in the city and the devaluation of their lives that comes as a result. “Militarised” shows how, in face of the crisis, this devaluation turns into a generalised condition. Through its cinematic traversal of today's Athens, "Future Suspended" traces the rise of the authoritarian-financial complex and how this shrinks public space in the city, fuelling social despair and anger in return. Future Suspended is part of the research project at crisis-scape.net.

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SHOPLIFTING: IT’S A CRIME? Sherry Millner 1979

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Download article as PDF An ‘educational’ documentary on the evils of shoplifting is itself shoplifted, mocked, and then remade or extrapolated on the Proudhonian principle that ‘property is theft,’ with the figure of the shoplifter freed from the zone of morality and re-situated as a vital part of an alternative economy. The dual aim is to shake up the disciplinary role of the educational doc as well as conventional definitions of criminality. GR: Ένα «εκπαιδευτικό» ντοκιμαντέρ για τα δεινά της κλοπής σε καταστήματα γίνεται το ίδιο αντικείμενο κλοπής, χλευάζεται και στη συνέχεια ανακατασκευάζεται ή προεκτείνεται σύμφωνα με την Προυντονική ιδέα ...

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Interview with Cornelius Castoriadis by Chris Marker (English Subtitles)

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This interview with Castoriadis was conducted in 1989 by famed filmmaker Chris Marker for Marker's own television series L'héritage de la chouette ("The Owl's Legacy"). Eighty-one minutes long, the raw footage originally recorded in French has been translated into English (via easy-to-read subtitles) and edited anonymously as a public service. Here, Castoriadis lays out and examines the contributions of ancient Greece to questions of contemporary relevance relating to democracy, politics, philosophy, art, poetry, economic and social reorganization, and the creative chaos that underlies all existence.

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Metronome – a research strand of the project The City at a Time of Crisis

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Download article as PDF EN: Mass Transient is an ethnographic study of spaces of mass transit in Athens — and beyond: it is a study that seeks to reveal the ever-growing antagonisms and tensions in these quintessential spaces of the everyday, as the crisis deepens. At this historical conjuncture, buses, trolleys and metro carriages become the primary public spaces: on the one hand moving around are the ‘fallen angels’ of the bourgeois dream, and on the other, those swirling through the city are the undocumented, seeking survival. A close, meticulous reading of these spaces can help us understand how the ...

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