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by Rebekka Kaufmann


Greece has been affected by a drawn-out financial crisis for the past several years. The protagonists of this documentary about state power and its impact on individuals comprise a three-member family living in the capital city. Georgia works six days a week; Panagiotis is unsuccessfully looking for a job; and their daughter, Basiliki, is about to graduate. They all live in a house originally owned by Panagiotis’ family. Thus far they have been lucky. Some Greeks have been forced to live in the streets after banks auctioned off their property. How this one family functions is an authentic example of a whole nation in distress. Whether explicitly on camera or concealed in their actions, we can see the helplessness in their daily lives.

international title: We Own the Crisis
original title: We Own the Crisis
country: Greece, Germany
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Rebekka Kaufmann
film run: 65'
cinematography by: Rebekka Kaufmann
film editing: Ana Rocha Fernandes
music: Max Clouth, Moritz Laux
producer: Ulla Lehmann, Andrea Roggon, Anestis Azas
production: AMA FILM GmbH, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
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