European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022
European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022

Golden Dawn. A Public Affair / Χρυσή Αυγή Υπόθεση όλων μας

by Angelique Kourounis

(Documentary, Greece, 118’, 2021, C, Fr ST)

Golden Dawn. A Public Affair

What sort of action should we adopt against nazism, fascism and the extreme right? Can democracy still eradicate them once and for all without bending its own principles? Having conducted a long-term inquiry on the very nature of the Greek neo-nazi party in her previous film, Angélique Kourounis now tries to establish how to respond to fascism and nazism. The back bone of this documentary is the story of the five years lasting trial against Golden Dawn, a trial even more important than the one of Nuremberg.


« La force remarquable du travail au long cours de Kourounis et Iacobi est cette faculté à déconstruire méthodiquement la dynamique d’Aube Dorée et de ses forces à l’intérieur même de l’appareil d’État, avec par exemple la police qui n’a pas été « défascisée » au retour au régime démocratique en 1974, police fascisante dont les racines remontent à l’occupation allemande de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. La conséquence : en 2020, ils peuvent frapper en toute impunité des journalistes qui couvrent des manifestations. » Malik Berkati, www.j-mag.ch

Angelique Kourounis
Angelique Kourounis

Angélique Kourounis is a journalist, working as a Greek correspondent for Radio-France, Ouest-France, Charlie Hebdo, Reporters Sans Frontières, and a documentary filmmaker. She has shot a number of short films on burning political and social issues in Europe. Her first long feature Golden Dawn, a Personal Affair (2016) received Prix Averroès junior at Primed 2016 (Marseille), special jury prize at LAGAFF in Los Angeles and has been selected in festivals at Thessaloniki, Toronto, Barcelona, London, Lyon, Cannes, Avanca, Berlin, Prague, Brussels, Tirana, New York. Aube Dorée, a Public Affair is her second feature long documentary.

Other movies: Investigations