Film screening event: "Adults In The Room"
Like last year, the Holberg Prize is planning a film screening event in connection with the Holberg Debate.
Update: Due to current lockdown restrictions, the film screening will have to be rescheduled for 10 December.
At the 5 December Holberg Debate, Prof. Yanis Varoufakis and Amb. John Bolton will discuss the topic: “Is Global Stability a Pipe Dream?”
Here, we will be screening the film «Adults In The Room» (2019), which is based on the 2017 book Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis about the 2015 Greek bailout. Varoufakis served as Greece’s Finance Minister during the first six months of 2015, as a member of Syriza, and he led negotiations with Greece's creditors during the government-debt crisis.
Before the screening, there will be an introduction by Associate Professor Frode Helmich Pedersen, University of Bergen.
In «Adults In The Room», director Costa-Gavras tells a tale of poverty and powerlessness among the Greek people. This, as well as the cynicism directed against an entire nation, provides the backdrop of the film:
“Greece’s colossal debt is impossible to repay and everyone knew it. However, with no qualms whatsoever, France and Germany continued selling products (cars, arms, defense systems, etc.) to a country they knew was in deeply in the red. And the European Commission allowed this to happen.”
Originaltittel: Adults in the Room
Land: Frankrike | Hellas
Lengde: 124 min