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Day Of Greek Austerity Cinema
Christian Eede , June 30th, 2015 16:51

Special event featuring films inspired by the Greek economic crisis taking place this Saturday as part of East End Film Festival

This weekend the Whitechapel Gallery will host a day of radical film from contemporary Greece as part of East End Film Festival. Under the banner of ‘Athens NOW’, a selection of films, exploring and responding to the crisis experienced by the people of Greece since 2008 in the wake of economic ruin, will all receive their UK premieres.

The event takes place on Saturday (July 4) from 1.45 - 6pm and is curated by Schtinter, a regular collaborator of experimental filmmaker and musician Frans Zwartjes who has also curated work at the ICA and Barbican. Across the event, nine films will be aired and there will also be readings of works by a number of Greek poets. For details of the full programme and to buy tickets, head here.

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