Program 30 - Progressives in the Middle East: Syriza - This Is A Coup & Manpower

  • Videology Bar & Cinema 308 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11249 United States

This Is A Coup (Greece, 2016, 16 min) - Part one of a four part series dealing with the economic crisis in Greece, how the radical left wing party Syriza succeeded in a miraculous election victory and what happened when this new radical party faced the reactionary forces of EU banking.

Manpower (Israel, 2014, 85 min) -  Israeli director Noam Kaplan crafts a portrait of four men struggling to maintain their dignity. Meir, an outstanding police officer who’s put in charge of a special operation targeting foreign workers, can’t even afford brand-name toilet paper. Minibus driver Haim grieves quietly when his beloved son, daughter-in-law and grandchild emigrate to Canada. Erez, the son of a Filipina, fights tooth and nail for his dream of serving in an IDF combat unit, while Bamba, a Nigerian housecleaner, believes hard work and good behavior will protect him from deportation.

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