One of the main problems with a democratic system is that the ongoing public political discussion is based not on the importance of facts, but on their veracity. The media undermines a culture of context, history and conscious development. Today, Greece’s plight no longer appears in international news coverages despite the country’s precarious situation. An economic collapse is a realistic prospect if money is not injected into the country. Furthermore, political demands to reduce Greece’s debts are few and far between. In this nebulous context, Sylvain L’Espérance’s long-term observational documentary, Combat au bout de la nuit (Fighting through the Night) offers a clear portrayal of a complicated reality.

L’Espérance’s film observes the lives of men and women, all of them archetypes of Greece’s . . .

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