Golden Dawn Girls

Golden Dawn Girls
Håvard Bustnes
Norway, Denmark, Finland | 2017 | 92 min.


Category: Eurodrome

Language: English, Greek

Subtitles: Czech, English

Golden Dawn Girls

The leaders of the notorious Greek extremist party, Golden Dawn, have been in custody for four years and are awaiting trial. Their daughters, mothers and wives are entering the scene in order to keep the movement alive.

“What happened to Greece?” Norwegian filmmaker Håvard Bustnes asks at the beginning of his film. In order to better understand why a movement proclaiming racial superiority, violence and hatred has gained such popularity in what is the cradle of European democracy, he decided to make a documentary about the women who stand behind it. Careful of what they say in front of the camera, they – unfortunately for them – no longer watch their mouths when they think that nobody is filming or listening. Their unguarded opinions, combined with scenes from the various actions organised by the women fighters of Golden Dawn, create an impressive yet disturbing picture of what is happening in today’s Greece, at a time when it is throttled by austerity measures.

The leaders of the notorious Greek extremist party, Golden Dawn, have been in custody for four years and are awaiting trial. Their daughters, mothers and wives are entering the scene in order to keep the movement alive.

“What happened to Greece?” Norwegian filmmaker Håvard Bustnes asks at the beginning of his film. In order to better understand why a movement proclaiming racial superiority, violence and hatred has gained such popularity in what is the cradle of European democracy, he decided to make a documentary about the women who stand behind it. Careful of what they say in front of the camera, they – unfortunately for them – no longer watch their mouths when they think that nobody is filming or listening. Their unguarded opinions, combined with scenes from the various actions organised by the women fighters of Golden Dawn, create an impressive yet disturbing picture of what is happening in today’s Greece, at a time when it is throttled by austerity measures.

Håvard Bustnes

Filmography
2017 - Golden Dawn Girls
2014 - Two Raging Grannies
2010 - The Health Factory
2008 - Big John

Sales

Toril Simonsen
Norwegian Film Institute
e-mail: ts@nfi.no

Projection

07. 03. 15:00 Evald Discussion Tickets
08. 03. 19:45 Atlas - Large Hall Czech premiere Discussion Tickets
11. 03. 18:00 Atlas - Small Hall Tickets

Projekce v regionech

17. 03. 18:00 Brno: Univerzitní kino Scala, Moravské náměstí 3, Brno

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