With and beyond anti-fascism (2): “The Antifascists”, a documentary film

A second part on our series on anti-fascism, this time, a reflection through film …

The Antifascists (2017) Documentary Film

A low intense war is being fought on the streets of Europe and the aim is on fascism. This documentary takes us behind the masks of the militant groups called antifascists.

In 2013 a group of armed national socialists attack a peaceful demonstration in Stockholm where several people are injured. In Greece the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn becomes the third largest in the election and in Malmö the activist Showan Shattak and his friends are attacked by a group of nazis with knives and he ends up in a coma.

In this portrait of the antifascists in Greece and Sweden we get to meet key figures who explain their view on their radical politics, but also to question the level their own violence and militancy.

The Antifascists premiered in March 2017 and has now been screened 200 times at cinemas, schools, cultural houses etc. in over 50 countries and 5 official selections to film festivals, often sold out. The documentary has been critically acclaimed in newspapers, radio channels and streaming sites.

It has created a movement where different organisations supported and arranged their own screenings. We have always required and encouraged an open debate afterwards as a important pillar in understanding how fascism works and how different ideas and practices can be effective in how to confront this.

Now the documentary is public and open for everyone to use and screen. We still arrange and support organised screenings about every single day.

Please contact us if you want to arrange a screenings or want to come in contact and book lecturers that can come and speak on the subject.

 

FILM INFO

Directed by
Patrik Öberg and Emil Ramos

Cinematography by
Patrik Öberg, Kalle Jansson, Fabian Sigurd and others

Edited by
Kristoffer Kronander and Kalle Jansson

Music by
Julius Schmidt

Mentor
Göran Hugo Olsson

Graphic Design by
Simon Rehnström

Cover Photo by
Victor Pressfeldt

Produced by Pråmfilm AB

Antifascisterna | 2017 | 75 min | Spoken Languages: Swedish, English, Greek | Subtitles: English, Greek, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Indonesian, Turkish, Catalan, French |

(From the film website)

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