Being Present

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Whilst still healing from the wounds caused by the ten year long economic disaster, Greece has to confront the biggest public health crisis of recent history. Against the backdrop of a disintegrated public health sector, the prominent protagonists managing the pandemic are entangled with the stories of its invisible heroes. Political decisions and behind-the-scenes manipulations are closely observed and juxtaposed with the struggles of the people who bear the brunt of this new crisis. Observing for one year the experience of his homeland, Avgeropoulos manages to capture a universal reality and poses critical questions about the post-Covid era the world is entering.

Yorgos Avgeropoulos
Yorgos Avgeropoulos
iMEdD (Incubator for Media Education and Development)
83 minutes
North American

About the director

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, born in Athens is a Greek documentary filmmaker and journalist. He worked as a war correspondent in Sarajevo, Croatia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2000 he created Exandas Documentary Series that was broadcast on Greek TV for 13 years. His documentaries screened in international TV networks and film festivals in various countries. Today, Avgeropoulos collaborates with international networks, and he has created more than 100 socio-political documentaries shot in about 50 countries. He has been honored with more than 40 international awards at film festivals around the world.