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Something in the water

Follow the struggle of Greek activists and unionists as they fight against the troika-imposed privatization of their public services.

The film focuses on the fight for public water in Thessaloniki, where, despite 98.2% of voters choosing to maintain public control, the Troika continues to push for privatization, with French multinational Suez set to buy a significant share.

However Yiorgos, the president of the local Water Workers' Union, along with his wide coalition of activists and allies aren't throwing in the towel just yet.

  • Leo Hyde
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
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  • Student Project:
  • This Is Not A Coup (Screening)
    Geneva, Switzerland
    October 20, 2016
  • Bristol Radical Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 20, 2017
  • Voices from the Waters International Traveling Film Festival
Distribution Information
  • Public Services International Trade Union Federation
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Leo Hyde

Leo David Hyde is an activist and filmmaker from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

He recently sparked a worldwide debate on intern rights after sleeping in a tent in Geneva while working as an unpaid intern for the United Nations.

This action forms the key piece of an upcoming documentary, titled “An Unpaid Act”, (Co-directed by Swiss filmmaker, Nathalie Berger) which will examine how young people across the world are being exploited as cheap or free labour.

He is also a founding member of Collective Biévre; a swiss-based art-as-activism group.


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