The Greek Riots: Some Basic Facts

This video is an attempt to explain the origins of the 2008 riots in Greece, as they are rooted in Greek history and politics, and especially in the everyday life of Greek people.

I am fully aware that it has more than enough flaws; but in the end, this is far more about information and perspective than about artistic achievement.

Any help in spreading these videos will be appreciated; not because they are wonderful and perfect, or because I am delusional enough to think that they will bring me internet fame (I am not that crazy), but because the information needs to be out there, to counter even just a tiny bit of the nonsense that is being produced by people who don’t even remotely understand Greece or the situation there.


Jonas Kyratzes

(January 2009)

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Part Two:

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