Hot and Cold Debt - Citizens and the Global Economic Crisis

Pixelache Helsinki and HIAP-Talks series present: 'Hot and Cold Debt - Citizens and the Global Economic Crisis'.

This screening and discussion event will follow the screening of the documentary Debtocracy by Aris Chatzistefanou & Katerina Kitidi, as part of Lens Politica festival on Friday 18 November (read more about film below). Director Aris Chatzistefanou will be present for discussion with researcher Teppo Eskelinen.

How is debt born and how does it affect the everyday lives of citizens? Does the Euro have a future? And what is the role and responsibility of journalists in analyzing the economic crisis and communicating about possible solutions? The discussion is part of Pixelache’s Suomenlinna Money Lab project, focusing on local currency as well as Helsinki International Artist Residency Program’s HIAP TALKS series.

Time & Place
Fri 18.11. at 19:30, Andorra (Eerikinkatu 11, Helsinki)

Aris Chatzistefanou (GR), journalist and the director of Debtocracy documentary film
Teppo Eskelinen (FI), researcher at Aalto University School of Economics

Discussion in English, Free entry!

Debtocracy -  film screening

How did Greece end up in the economical and political dead end in which it now finds itself? What is the part of the average Greek in the country’s debt crisis – or, for that matter, the role of the EU, European corporations and investment banks? Debtocracy looks for answers to these burning questions by exploring the causes and repercussions of Greece's debt overflow. Ecuador stands here as a prime example; the president has taken a stand against the rapidly increasing debt load of the country. The film predicts a bleak future for Greece if the political elite try to cover for its mistakes by ruthlessly running elementary public services to the ground.

Debtocracy (Hreokratia, Greek 2011 / 74 min. / documentary, English subtitles)
Fri 18.11.2011 at 18:00, Andorra (Eerikinkatu 11, Helsinki)
Sat 19.11.2011 at 18:00, Dubrovnik (Eerikinkatu 11, Helsinki)
Tickets: 6,5 € (Lens Politica serial tickets: 5 tickets / 30€, 10 tickets / 58€)
Lens Politica Film and Media Art Festival 16 to 20 November,