© LIFE COPYRIGHT

@ LIFE COPYRIGHT

 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 52 min. (Prod: SmallPlanet, GR)

 

License to live ...

India is known as the global medicine production factory. It has a thriving pharmaceutical industry which produces quality medicine at affordable prices. In the face of competition, the big pharmaceutical companies fight back holding a powerful weapon in their hands, the patents, attempting to strike India’s generic drug industry and consolidate their monopoly worldwide. "© Life Copyright” follows the case of the Swiss company Novartis that sued the Indian state, starting thus a landmark legal battle. A battle so important that could threaten the access of billions of poor people around the world to affordable lifesaving drugs.

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CHARITY, DIPLOMACY & BUSINESS

CHARITY, DIPLOMACY AND BUSINESS

 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 53 min. (Prod: Small Planet, GR)


« Gold turns for us into rusty metal and food into poison »

In July 2011, a great wave of famine ravages the Horn of Africa. Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are in the center of a terrible humanitarian crisis and the United Nations pleads with the international community for immediate food aid for the affected regions. "Charity, Diplomacy and Business" is filmed on location in Kenya and the United States, the two ends of this humanitarian thread, and it investigates not-so-altruistic aspects of a system which traps the poor states of Africa in a vicious circle of dependency and hunger.

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DELTA - OIL'S DIRTY BUSINESS

DELTA - OIL'S DIRTY BUSINESS

 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 60 min. (Prod: Small Planet, GR)


Amazonia's oil business  silencing
ethnies to death.

The Delta of the Niger River, in Nigeria, constitutes a vast proportion of the planet's oil ressources. Bomb attacks, abductions and murders form part of the daily life. The documentary portrays the image of "development", as giant multinational petroleum companies would define it. Petroleum leaks in the River destroy the flora and fauna, poison the food chain and consequently wipe out the 27 million indigenous people of the area - the Ijaws, the Ogoni and the Itsekiris, mainly living of fishing and agriculture.

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DIGITAL CEMETERIES

DIGITAL CEMETERIES

 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 53 min. (Prod: Small Planet, GR)

 

Where goes your computer when it dies ?

Computer parts contain toxic and carcinogenic materials. When our favourite pc stops working, it turns into a dangerous electronic waste which must be recycled following rigid specifications. However, instead of managing their own electronic waste, developed countries find it cheaper to export it to poorer nations as China. In doing so, they force billions of people to choose between poisoning and poverty, while the planet, seas, rivers, soil and air, are being irreparably contaminated.

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DYING IN ABUNDANCE

DYING IN ABUNDANCE

 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 48 min. (Prod: Small Planet, GR)


"Control food and you can control the people "- H. Kissinger.

A handful of multinational companies have managed to control the "heart" of the food we put on our table everyday: The very seed of it, and, therefore, global agricultural production. Commodities traders in the developed world gamble with food, raising and lowering prices, playing with the fundamental right of millions of people to access to food. Filmed in India and the USA, "Dying in abundance" unfolds the absurd before our eyes, the interconnections of a system in which, while there is enough food, it becomes so expensive many cannot afford it.

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GOLDEN TIMES, BLACK VILVA

GOLDEN TIMES

 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 52 min. (Prod: Small Planet, GR)

 

A ancient roman site invaded by a new gold rush

Rosia Montana is a village of 4,000 inhabitants, nestled in a green valley in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, with a 2000-year-long history. Its underground holds a treasure, 240 tons of gold, which the Canadian company Gabriel Resources plans to exploit by constructing Europe’s largest opencast gold mine in the area. The Romanian state, in this period of global economic crisis, supports job opportunities and immediate profits of 4 billion dollars. As the project requires inhabitant’s relocation, environment’s lead pollution and the ancient roman inheritage’s total destruction, who can decide if it is worth the sacrifice?

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PEOPLE AND NUMBERS

PEOPLE AND NUMBERS

 Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 52 min. (Prod: SmallPlanet, GR)

The IMF human legacy in high rating Ghana

According to the IMF, Ghana is a case of success! The government, after faithfully following the IMF's recommendations for shrinking the public sector, fully liberalizing the market and carrying out privatizations, has now "achieved its goals". However at the same time, 4,000 schools do not have any facilities and the students are having their lessons under the trees. At the clinics in the country's northern parts there is one doctor per 161,000 inhabitants! And small scale farmers, without any support from the state, have been left to starve, struggling alone in the free market's vast sea.

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SECRET OF THE DAWN

 

SECRET OF THE DAWN

 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 55 min. (Prod: Small Planet, GR)

Love hurts when they cut you, when you marry, when you give birth.