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[FILM] Golden Dawn: A Personal Affair
by Angélique Kourounis
6 January 2016

How can a racist party that was getting less than 0.2% of the vote for years, enter parliament with 18 MPs?

How can a party that promotes violence, hate, sexism and murders amplify its reach after each pogrom?

How can Golden Dawn, when in France it could never exist – in the same way -, remain the third political power in Greece for four years?

What’s in the mind of a Goldendawner?

Golden Dawn: A Personal Affair

What’s in the mind of the neo-nazi next-door?

A film by Angélique Kourounis

Documentary, 90′.

Distribution languages: English | French | Greek

An OmniaTV | Arte | Yemaya Productions co-production

With the support of: Reporters Without Borders | Hellenic League for Human Rights | Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – Office in Greece


Summary:

My partner in life is a Jew, one of my sons is gay, another is an anarchist, and I am a left-wing feminist as well as a daughter of immigrants. If Golden Dawn comes to power our only problem will be which wagon they will put us on.

A journalist is delving for years into the organization of the Greek neo-Nazi party “Golden Dawn”.

The financial collapse, the political instability and the family relations are placed into the spotlight as the documentary is trying to discover “what’s in the head of GoldenDawners, who pose as victims” of the system.

Golden Dawn “never hid” its ideology. Its influence in the polls might have been almost nonexistent previously, but the compatibility of this ideology with unshakeable beliefs in Greece – cultivated by many clergymen and most of the Media and political system – is the fertile ground on which the organization flourishes.

The director is looking into the matter through her personal obsessions, her concerns and fears, after dedicating many years and another two television documentaries in approaching the neo-Nazi party, which has taken the third position in Greece’s political system after three decades of obscure but bloody activity.

Golden Dawn: A Personal Affair | English Trailer

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Angélique Kourounis

Journaliste, correspondante en Grèce