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"THIS WAS NOT SUICIDE...THIS WAS GOVERNMENT MURDER!" (ATHENS, GREECE) 4 April 2012

Dimitris Christoula's public suicide in Syntagma square triggered the presence of thousands out in the streets again protesting against the savage austerity measures taken by an indifferent-to-its-people government, which have been driving, systematically, 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. berlinbiennale.de/blog/en/projects/breaking-the-news-2-22284)

shot & directed by
Zafeiris Haitidis

edited by
Thanassis Totsikas

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