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Burning from the inside


Marsia Tzivara Director


    ‘Burning from the inside’ is a socio-political documentary, coming out from the streets of Athens and Berlin.

    Using the rise of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn as the main axe, it exposes the fascist structures and the social disintegration witch invaded Greece, from the perspective of the Greek immigrants in Germany.

    Giving their own fight against the Nazi outburst, the Greeks collaborate with German comrades and try to create a ‘voice’ which speaks about the constant violations of human rights in Greece, as well as the role of Germany as the ‘queen of Europe’.

    At the same time, there is a reference on the on-growing relations between Greek and German Nazis and the struggle of the antifascist movement which grew stronger at the same time.

    By juxtaposing the events in the two countries, the film imposes questions on the functionality of democracy in the country that gave birth to it, and ‘universalizes’ the Nazi problem.

    Finally, it focuses on the amazing power that the people can assume when united, and unfolds the reasons which made Greece a country 'burning from the inside'.