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Children of the Riots

Documentary


 

In December 2008, 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was shot by police, and his death prompted thousands of young people to take to the streets in riots that lasted for three weeks.

Almost three years later dissent and riots continue in Greece amid a political environment of relentless austerity measures. A generation growing up amid ongoing unrest are looking for creative ways to live through cycles of violence and protest while seeking a better world. "Children of the Riots" follows the stories of young people drawn into conflict, and does not offer answers except to note that dreams are bullet proof.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 21st October 2012
52 mins