Screening: Fascism Inc, Goldsmiths 27 May 2014, 5-8pm
‘Newspaper Kathimerini presented a front page opinion article in relation to the european unification, in which the columnist explained that “every asset reinforcing a bolder and more commanding sense of european solidarity must be at the frontline of our endeavours.” “The development” the newspaper explained “of links between european nations on the basis of justice and reciprocity, would be a positive guarantee of independence and political freedom for each individual nation in the european continent”. The key player in achieving these aims, the newspaper suggested, is Berlin. To be more precise the article’s title was “The Axis will eradicate all causes of conflict between the nations of the european family” and, of course, it was not written in the post-Maastricht era, but on 19 September 1941′ (Aris Chatzistefanou, ‘From Fatherland to Euroland’ Unfollow magazine, issue 28, April 2014). In April 2014 Greek journalist Aris Chatzistefanou presented his new documentary Fascism Inc. where he proposes that, rather than making the obvious and vulgar comparison between the present and 1941, we should look at the period before the war: looking at the close links between Hitler’s or Mussolini’s regimes and the financial and industrial complexes of Germany and Italy, Chatzistefanou proposes, we might recognise some of the calamities of contemporary Europe. ‘The truth must be spoken’ is the opening line in Fascism Inc. ‘to stop that bullshit’.
The documentary has been funded through online donations and was launched on 10 April 2014 in various spaces (including social centres and occupations) and was also released online here.
The Inside/Outside Research Network invites you to a screening of Fascism Inc. on Tuesday 27 May 2014 between 5pm and 8pm at Goldsmiths College (New Academic Buidling LG01). The screening will be followed by a discussion between invited speakers (TBC) and the audience.
Information about the venue and how to get there: here