Video: #ThisIsACoup

11 January, 2016

#ThisIsACoup - Episode 1- "ANGELA, SUCK OUR BALLS"

A four-part documentary series telling the story of the European Union's confrontation with the Greek Syriza party in 2015 and how the European Union destroyed the first radical left government in modern history.

Directed by Theopi Skarlatos, edited by Andreas Loukakos, produced by Paul Mason. Released by Field of Vision, the filmmaker driven film journalism unit co-created by Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack, and Charlotte Cook.

Episode One: "Angela, suck our balls"`
Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four-part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical left government in modern history.

Episode Two: "To Pay or not to pay"
With the clash with the lenders on hold, some Greeks take to the streets to organize resistance. As the crunch looms, Tsipras predicts they will run out of money by the end of May. Almost on cue, Syriza defaults on its debt to the IMF and the “rupture” begins.

Episode Three: "OXI – The Greek Word for “No”
The crunch is here. A new bank run is draining the banks, while the state is almost out of cash. Against all odds Tsipras wins a crushing referendum victory, but as they celebrate, finance minister Varoufakis is sacked. What will Tsipras do next?

Episode four: "Surrender or die"
Despite a historic twitter protest involving up to a billion people, a new austerity deal is signed. In an exclusive first English interview since the climb-down Tsipras gives his own explanation of why things went wrong.


Also available in Spanish.


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