Documentary on Impact of the European Union’s Austerity Measures on the Greek People & Economy

screenshot_193On Thursday March 16 the documentary, “Agora” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. in Room 509 Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland Campus. A discussion will follow.

Greece is experiencing the worst conditions post WWII that no European thought would be faced again homeless people, soup kitchens, unemployment, poverty, violent conflicts and the rise of the extreme right.

The dream of prosperity has turned into a nightmare and the political scene of the last four decades is crumbling. Yorgos Avgeropoulos turned his camera towards his homeland and recorded the development of the crisis from its early stage, while tracing its impact on the lives of ordinary people. He witnessed popular protests in the streets, the development of solidarity movements as well as the rise of fascism, while at the same time he sought answers from Greece’s most significant political personalities, insiders, analysts and key decision makers from the international political scene.

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