Onsdagsfilmen: Golden Dawn Girls

The rise of the far right in Europe is a terrifying phenomenon that leaves many befuddled. It seems unstoppable; it seems like a feat of muscular men. But is it either of these things? 

Ourania Michaloliakou, the daughter of party leader Nikos Michaloliakos
Ourania Michaloliakou, the daughter of party leader Nikos Michaloliakos

Norwegian filmmaker Håvard Bustnes arrived in Greece to uncover why the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party has become a political option for a scaring percentage of Greek voters. The film Golden Dawn Girls originally, focuses on women: workers, housewives, mothers. Focusing on the neglected gender and the unseen gender politics of fascism, the film stands as a contribution to our understanding of the far right. 

About the director

Portrait of the author
Håvard Bustnes. Foto: Geir Mogen

Director Håvard Bustnes is a multi award winning director and producer. He holds a degree in Directing for Television from the College of Film and TV at Lillehammer, Norway. His new film Golden Dawn Girls premiered in the IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary in November 2017. Earlier films includes Two Raging Grannies, Health Factory and Big John that have traveled around the world on cinema, TV and in the festival circuit. The feature documentary «Big John» won the prestigious national Academy Awards Amanda as best theatrical documentary film. It was also awarded the Best Nordic Documentary Prize at Nordic Panorama. 


Ethnographic film seminar

The screening is a cooperation between the University Library and Ethnographic film seminar / Associate Professor Theodoros Rakopoulos. This semester's theme is: Elegies: films on absence, loss and understanding.

Published Oct. 16, 2018 11:48 PM - Last modified Oct. 11, 2019 2:05 PM