Film screening: Agorá

Wednesday 16 September / 7 p.m. / Keynes Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

This Wednesday our friends in Cambridge Left Unity will show the 2014 film Agorá by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, documenting and analysing the Greek crisis – where severe austerity has brought unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and resurgent fascism – as it develops from 2010. The film will be followed by a discussion with Greek activists from the Antarsya coalition and the new Popular Unity party. Admission is free.

As the producers explain in their synopsis:

The agorá was a central area in ancient Greek city-states. It was a gathering place ... It was the heart of democracy. In modern Greece, the word agorá ... has come to denote solely the place and act of commercial transactions. It is a dominant word in the reality experienced today by Greeks, as the country goes through an economic vortex that devours human lives in its path.

This is the first of a series of film screenings by Cambridge Left Unity, to be followed by Pride in October and The Spirit of '45 in November.

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