Anti-racist week in Turku: documentary film the Antifascists 22.3

On the 22nd of March at 19.30 café Turun Kirjakahvila will show The Antifascists documentary. The Varis Helsinki group showed the documentary in Helsinki the 2nd of March for a full hall of 180 people in the Andorra cinema. The film was received very well by the audience. Here you can read a review in English.

A low intense war is being fought on the streets of Europe and the aim is on fascism. This documentary takes us behind the masks of the militant groups called antifascists.

In 2013 a group of armed nazis attacks a peaceful demonstration in Stockholm where several people are injured. In Greece the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn becomes the third largest in the election and in Malmö the activist Showan Shattak and his friends are attacked by a group of nazis with knives and he ends up in a coma.

In this portrait of the antifascists in Greece and Sweden we get to meet key figures that explain their view on their radical politics but also to question the level their own violence and militancy.

Key figures:
Kajsa Ekis Ekman
Showan Shattak
Athena Farrokzhad
Joel Bjurströmer Almgren
Spyros Marchetos

The languages spoken in the documentary are Swedish, Greek and English, with English subtitles.