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Debtocracy

Regia: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi

Greece, 2011

Durata: 74 min.

 

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The documentary opens with the prelude to the recent global economic crisis and its origins in the 1970s. Interviews with prominent figures of the global philosophical and economic scene point out to the structural deficiencies of the Eurozone and its contribution to the worsening of the Greek finances, due to a systematic loss of competitiveness by the countries of the European periphery. “Debtocracy” draws parallels between the Argentine economic crisis of 1999-2002 and the current economic crisis in Greece. It points to the concepts of “odious”, “illegal” and “illegitimate” debt, with historical examples spanning from the 19th century to modern day Iraq. The documentary then presents the case of Ecuador as an alternative government reaction to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. “Debtocracy” goes on to describe the structural anomalies of the Greek economy that led to debt accumulation, namely the systematic failure of the state to tax fairly, the exorbitant defense spending, the corruption of the political elites etc. The documentary treats the creation of an Audit Commission as a useful tool in the fight for economic and social justice. “Debtocracy” features the academics David Harvey, Samir Amin, Costas Lapavitsas and Gerard Dumenil; the philosopher Alain Badiou; the head of Ecuador’s Audit Commission Hugo Arias; the president of CADTM Belgium Eric Toussaint; journalists like Avi Lewis (co-creator of the documentary “The Take”) and Jean Quatremer; as well as public figures like Manolis Glezos and Sahra Wagenknecht (from the German party Die Linke).

 

 

 

 

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