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What has happened to Greece?
filmmaker Håvard Bustnes wonders at the start of this disturbing documentary. A film that explores one of the most drastic examples of the rise in right-wing politics across Europe.
In recent years, Greece’s image as a country of sunny beaches and friendly people has been overshadowed by political ideologies that are terrifyingly close to Nazism. With many prominent members of the far-right Golden Dawn party now behind bars, a daughter, a wife and a mother continue to propagate its message.
In front of the camera all three of them are carefull enough to avoid any slips of the tongue. But as they regularly stop the interview to make sure it went as they wanted, Bustnes leaves the camera running. This material is supplemented with disturbing archive footage of the violent methods used by Golden Dawn members. The result reveals an ever-widening gulf between clear facts and political image-making.
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Title: Golden Dawn Girls
Director: Håvard Bustnes
Producer: Christian Falch, Jesper Jack
Outreach: Anna J Ljunmark
Partners: DFI, NRK, DR, YLE, SVT, VPRO, CHANNEL 8
Delivery: Premiered 2017