Golden Dawn: A Personal Affair
What’s in the mind of the neo-nazi next-door?
A film by Angélique Kourounis
Distribution languages: English | French | Greek | German
My partner in life is a Jew, one of my sons is gay, another is an anarchist, and I am a left-wing feminist as well as a daughter of immigrants. If Golden Dawn comes to power our only problem will be which wagon they will put us on.
A journalist is delving for years into the organization of the Greek neo-Nazi party “Golden Dawn”.
The financial collapse, the political instability and the family relations are placed into the spotlight as the documentary is trying to discover “what’s in the head of GoldenDawners, who pose as victims” of the system.
Golden Dawn “never hid” its ideology. Its influence in the polls might have been almost nonexistent previously, but the compatibility of this ideology with unshakeable beliefs in Greece – cultivated by many clergymen and most of the Media and political system – is the fertile ground on which the organization flourishes.
The director is looking into the matter through her personal obsessions, her concerns and fears, after dedicating many years and another two television documentaries in approaching the neo-Nazi party, which has taken the third position in Greece’s political system after three decades of obscure but bloody activity.
English: Alexia Eastwood
French & Greek: Angélique Kourounis
German: Dinah Geiger
Jean Christophe Georgoutsos
Thésée Bitter Kourounis
Editing / Post-Production / Sound engineering
Spanish & Catalan
Ilias Panayiotaros – Golden Dawn M.P.
Christos Zervas – Golden Dawn Internal Security
Ourania Michaloliakos – Golden Dawn MP – Leader of party youth
Yiannis & Stella Svengos
Ilias Kasidiaris – Golden Dawn M.P. – In charge of GD’s Ideology sector
Haris Mexas – Member of Golden Dawn – Southern Athens local group
Ioulia Mexas – Family of Haris Mexas
Marianthi Mexas – Family of Haris Mexas
Yonus Mohammadi MD – Former President of the Afghan Community in Greece
Din Mohammad – Victim of racist attack
Konstantina Stamatiou – Member of Golden Dawn – Southern Athens local group
Maria Kefalas – Member of Golden Dawn – Southern Athens local group – Women’s Front – Green Wing
Soultana Karalis – Member of Golden Dawn – Southern Athens local group
Zeta Heliotis – Member of Golden Dawn – Southern Athens local group
Yannis Paplomatas – Actor
Thodoris Eleftheriadis – Actor
Pavlos – Metropolitan Bishop of Sisanion and Siatista (Orthodox Church of Greece)
“Kyriakos” – Former Golden Dawn member
Dimitris Kousouris – Historian – Victim of attack by Golden Dawn
Aris Hadjistefanou – Journalist
Ilias Nikolakopoulos – Pr. of Sociology – University of Athens
Symeon Kedikoglou – New Democracy (conservative) MP – Government Spokesperson (2014)
Dimitris Psarras – Journalist – Author: “The Black Book of Golden Dawn”
Thanos Dokos – Dr. of International Relations & Strategy – Cambridge
Executive Producers (crowdfunding)
Promotion & Publicity
An OmniaTV production
co-production: Arte, Yemaya Productions
with the support of
Reporters without Borders, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – Office in Greece, Hellenic League of Human Rights
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and hundreds of others who supported the production, both online and offline
To Aris Hadjistefanou for his courtesy material from his short documentary “Golden Dawn party infiltrates Greece’s police, claims senior officer” for the newspaper The Guardian
Shots from the evening of the elections of May 6 2012 were filmed by Nicolia Apostolou for the film “DEMOKRATIA, CHEMIN DE CROIX” by Marc Gastine, produced by Minimal Films.