“It Wasn’t Suicide” (part 1/3) 4 April 2012

Greek pensioner Dimitris Christoula’s public suicide in Syntagma square triggered a protest of thousands against the savage austerity measures taken by an indifferent-to-its-people government, measures which have been systematically driving Greeks of all ages to suicide. Greece’s suicide rate has reached a pan-European record high, with experts attributing the rise to the country’s economic crisis and painful austerity measures.

Video participated in the official program of the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 2012, in the project “Breaking the news”, organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. 27/4 — 1/7/2012. http://www.berlinbiennale.de/blog/en/projects/breaking-the-news-2-22284


Filmed and Directed by Zafeiris Haitidis