In The Eye Of The Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis
GB 2023, R: Raoul Martinez mit Yanis Varoufakis, 85 Min, OV [English] (Film + Debate ca. 150 Min)
Im Anschluss LIVE Q&A mit Yanis Varoufakis
Maverick economist, whistleblower, activist and politician, Yanis Varoufakis famously resigned as Greek finance minister in 2015 after refusing to sign a fraudulent bail-out deal that would bankrupt his country.
This landmark documentary series opens with a gripping personal account of his battle with Europe over the debt crisis and betrayal of the Greek people. With the pace of a political thriller, it then lays bare the crises of late-stage capitalism, reckless austerity, attacks on democracy, and the spectres of fascism and climate chaos. Described as the most interesting man in the world by Business Insider, Varoufakis exposes the contradictions underlying how power works at the highest levels.
Economics is not a science, he argues, but an ideology weaponised to defend the powerful. Insanely watchable. A work of art! - Slavoj Zizek.