This Is A Coup – How The EU Destroyed the First Radical Left Gov’t in Modern History (2015) – film by Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason

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Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical left government in modern history. Directed by Theopi Skarlatos. Produced by Paul Mason.

Part 1: “Angela, Suck Our Balls” (16mins)

Part 2: To Pay or Not To Pay – With the clash with the lenders on hold, some Greeks take to the streets to organise resistance. As the crunch looms, Tsipras predicts they will run out of money by the end of May. Almost on cue, Syriza defaults on its debt to the IMF and the “rupture” begins. (15mins)

Part 3: OXI, The Greek Word for ‘No’ – The crunch is here. A new bank run is draining the banks, while the state is almost out of cash. Against all odds Tsipras wins a crushing referendum victory, but as they celebrate, finance minister Varoufakis is sacked. What will Tsipras do next? (17mins)

Part 4: Surrender or Die – Despite a historic twitter protest involving up to a billion people, a new austerity deal is signed. In an exclusive first English interview since the climb-down Tsipras gives his own explanation of why things went wrong. (17mins)

Read an interview with the Director Theopi Skarlatos here.

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