With two major screenings in November, in Athens and Brussels, the documentaries by Small Planet Production House return to cinema halls, capturing moments of the contemporary history of our world.
On Saturday, November 26, the documentary “Wonderful Macroeconomics” participates in the International Competition section of the documentary Festival des Libertés, in Brussels. The screening will take place at the Théâtre National at 18:45.
In its eight years of existence, Festival des Libertés (Festival of Freedoms) aims to promote the protection of freedoms and human rights. In this context, this year as well, amid interesting discussions, screenings and other events, the festival hosts artists from around the world, who through their work resist and fight for a better world.
“Wonderful Macroeconomics” was filmed in Guatemala, where the I.M.F. has been present since 1984. During the past seven years, the country has displayed an impressive economic growth that many developed countries would envy. Average growth is almost as high as 4%! However, at the same time, 1 out of 2 children under the age of 5 suffers from hunger and malnutrition. This is the fifth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world, higher even than that in Haiti, which is by far the poorest country in the Americas. A documentary of shocking contradictions, where wonderful economic figures have nothing to do with real life.
"The City of the Dead Women" in the 1st Panorama Films on Violence Against Women of Athens
"The City of the Dead Women" will be screened on Monday, November 28, at 20:00 in Hall A of the Greek Film Archive, under the 1st Panorama Films on Violence Against Women. The festival is organized by the General Secretariat for Gender Equality and the Greek Film Archive in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Athens, in honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on November 25. Through the screenings and the parallel discussions with the creators of the films, the festival aims to contribute to public’s information and to combat discrimination and gender violence.
The Greek director and creator of Exandas Documentary Series, Yorgos Avgeropoulos, will introduce “The City of Dead Women”, while after the screening there will be a discussion with the audience on the documentary. In 1994, in the city of Juarez in Mexico, a mysterious series of murders began. Up to this day, some 500 young women have been found savagely raped, strangled, butchered and dumped in the desert; a recurring crime that remains largely unsolved. The documentary fits together the pieces of the puzzle of the murders and their impunity, and displays most tragically the extreme and untold consequences of the globalization of the world's markets, this time against women.