This Is Not a Coup

This documentary focuses on how the European Central Bank (ECB) intervenes financially in states like Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece. Featuring well-known academics, politicians and journalists, it analyses the relation between EU institutions and big corporations and banks.

In order to guarantee full independence from private companies and interests, the project was financed through crowd funding – namely donations from citizens, trade unions and independent organisations and foundations across the globe.


  • Aris Chatzistefanou

    Born in Athens in 1977, lives in Athens.

    Aris Chatzistefanou is a journalist, photographer and director. He has contributed articles and documentaries to The Guardian, has worked for the BBC World Service and for several newspapers and radio stations in Greece and Cyprus. He is the author of three books on current affairs.