Golden Dawn Girls

Golden Dawn Girls

Director: Håvard Bustnes

Screening time: 14.04.2018. 16:30

Screening location: Kino Europa

Runtime: 95 min

Awards: | IDFA | Netherlands Nominated: Best Feature-length Documentary Competition / World Premiere, | Tromsø International Film Festival | Norway Nominated: The Norwegian Film Peace Award / National Premiere, | Göteborg International Film Festival | Sweden Nominated: Dragon Award Nordic Documentary Competition, | Human International Documentary Film Festival | Norway Nominated: The Human Award


"Whatever has happened to Greece?" wonders filmmaker Håvard Bustnes out loud at the
start of this disturbing documentary. In recent years, its 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—and all three of
them are seasoned enough to avoid any slips of the tongue during interviews. But while they
regularly stop the interview to make sure it went as they want, Bustnes just leaves the
camera running. The resulting material, supplemented with archive footage that leaves no
room for doubt about the depraved side of this political party, reveals an ever-widening gulf
between clear facts and political image-making. While it’s frustrating that the women are so
unbending in their views, it does illustrate how wearing blinders can derail an entire society.

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