Children of the riots

On 6 December 2008, police killed 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos while he was out with friends. His death prompted riots that set Athens ablaze and lasted three weeks. In this film, ‘children’ who witnessed his death and the running battles with the police, reflect on their worlds three years later, as they deal with Greece’s ongoing crises. This film gives voice to young people thrust into a conflict, which changed, and continues to change, their lives. We observe their lives and hear of their hopes, dreams and fears as they navigate uncertain futures through times of great upheaval.

  • Christos Georgiou

    Born in Cyprus in 1966, lives in Athens.

    Christos Georgiou received a BA in Film and Literature at the University of Warwick in the UK (1989), EU Tempus PWSFTviT Lodz Poland (1994), and an MA in Film Direction from Leeds Metropolitan University (1995). He has directed documentaries and TV series for AL-JAZEERA, the BBC, ARTE/ZDF, and Greek and Cypriot TV.  His third fiction feature Happy Birthday is in post-production .