Event: Antifacist Matinee on 3.7.2022

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: Red Salon in the Volksb├╝hne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin

Free admission – The event will be held in English.

In the Red Salon of the Volksb├╝hne, the anti-fascist research project Antifascist Europe will present itself. Antifascist Europe comprises activist initiatives, journalists and academics from all over Europe and monitors the development of transnational networks of far-right and right-wing populist parties, including in the European Parliament, as well as neo-Nazi and fascist groups.

We will then present “Mainstreaming the Far Right in Greece: Gender, Media, Armed Forces and the Church”, edited by Rosa Vasilaki and Giorgos Souvlis and published under the patronage of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

The study examines a central and politically relevant issue: the normalisation of far-right discourse on the part of both state institutions and civil society itself. The contribution of this study lies in the examination of discourses and their actors, and in the attention paid to the meaning that these subjects attribute to their own perception of their ideas being adopted and popularised by the extreme right today.

After a culinary break, we will show the documentary film “In a moment of danger” from 1 pm.

Screening followed by a Q&A with the 3 filmmakers present, Theofilos Kalaitzidis, Iason Bantios, Stavroula Poulimeni. Watch the trailer here.

Duration: 104′ / Greek with English subtitles / An Alterthess production, with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Greece.

The journalistic team of the independent media of Thessaloniki “Alterthess” started making this film in 2018, “in a moment of danger”. A time when in Thessaloniki, but also in other cities of the country, fascist rhetoric and “walls” for refugees and immigrants were increasing.

The film is a production of Alterthess, with the support of the Greek office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

Written, directed and produced by Theofilos Kalaitzidis, Iason Bantios, Stavroula Poulimeni.
Research: Iason Bantios, Stavroula Poulimeni
Cinematography, editing: Theofilos Kalaitzidis
Music: Stamatis Pasopoulos
Sound recording: Simos Lazaridis, Enes Achmet Kechagia
Sound mixing: Simos Lazaridis
Research assistant: Dimosthenis Papadatos Anagnostopoulos
Narration: Foulis Bountouroglou, Dora Nestoridou
Poster design and layout: Blind Studio