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Friday, 22 July 2011

Debtocracy - a documentary on the Greek crisis

Aris Hatzistefanu and Katerina Kitidi are the directors and researchers of “Debtocracy” a full length documentary on the Greek Crisis (74 mins) and can be viewed with the English subtitles button (top right). It's distributed under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license and has had over 1 million views so far. http://www.debtocracy.gr/

Aditya Chakrabortty writing in the Guardian describes Debtocracy as making "a compelling case that the entire euro system was rotten from the start, with bankers in Frankfurt and Paris left with piles of surplus cash, and southern Europeans getting by on cheap loans". Made on a budget of €8,000 (£7,110) and with very little flashy camera work or fancy use of archive, this is still – I can confidently say, without delving too far into history – the best film of Marxian economic analysis yet produced.

Bob Oram