To watch a movie together can be an act of resistance. A soft revolution.
More and more we are spending time in front of a screen: a tv-screen or a computer-screen, it doesn't matter. More and more we stay safely closed in our living rooms, unable to share ideas, opinions, emotions, sometimes not even with our partners and our family (if any).
We communicate through screens, we have virtual friends on facebook and the like.
We are individualistic, selfish and deeply lonely. We have lost the feeling for solidarity.
Catastroika is a documentary. It tells us the story of Greece and its crisis. And it goes beyond Greece to show us the 'side effects' of privatization, debt formation and neoliberalism.
Catastroika is freely available on the internet. The filmmakers want that everybody is able to see this doc on the web. That's fine but we need more than that. We need to meet, to encounter other people, we need to go to the 'piazza' and confront our opinions.
We need to share art and culture, to assist to events together. A theater piece, an exhibition are collective rituals. And after a movie we need to debate, and again, to share our impressions and ideas.
This is what we do this evening at 'Astarotheatro': we get out of our living rooms, we turn off our pathetic individual screens and we turn on a big and collective screen. We find solidarity again. And after the movie: debate!