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The Lost Signal of Greek Democracy-documenta­­ry + Q&A

  • Apr 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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On the evening of 11 June 2013, the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pulled the plug on ERT, Greece’s public broadcaster, after 75 years of continuous operation. Both TV and radio frequencies fell silent, making screens broadcast black and the FM to buzz.

The closure of ERT was an unheard-of political act that shocked Greek citizens, bringing back memories from the dark period of dictatorship. The silencing of public television resulted in a political conflict and provoked protests in a country already divided. It also caused a fierce international outrage from all around the world.

Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos

Duration: 65′
Year: 2013

The documentary will be followed by a Q&A session with the director.

Only RSVP if you have bought a ticket for this event. We will be continuing the debate in the pub across the road AFTER the end of the Q&A session.

To buy a ticket please follow this link and apply the LEC discount code: LEC070414

Our "no show" policy applies to all including this event.

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  • Maja

    Interesting, especially the chats after the documentary. The documentary was touching but it only reinforces the view commonly held by Greeks that what is happening in Greece is "done to them" rather than a result of internal deficiency of democracy in Greece. I find this dissapointing because identifying the problem is half way to finding a solution. The documentary is a record of what is happening to the Greek media and the national broadcaster ETR during the economic crisis under the goverment of PM Samaras.

    April 7, 2014

  • Attila

    Thank you Maja for the invite. It was beneficial to get a visual/documentary context on the ERT shutdown and what effect it had on the Greek society.

    April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    That'll be tough for me to watch but a friend from Greece has highly recommended the director (ex-ERT journalist). It hasn't been shown in Greece yet. Thanks for finding and organising it, Maja.

    April 7, 2014

    • Maja

      Not a problem. Always on the lookout for interesting events.

      April 7, 2014

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