SUGARTOWN: The Day After (70')

 

 

The Mayor of Sugar Town is a man on a mission.

A self-proclaimed hero, he will stop at nothing to rebuild his constituency after the biggest wildfires in Greece's history swept through the area, burning everything to the ground. His vice Mayor and 24 villagers died in the devastating fires and he barely escaped with his life.

The question is, will his plans to redevelop the area

and his indifference to the rule of law, destroy what is left?

A story of "disaster capitalism", ambition and graft; where greed and exploitation threaten to leave nothing but scorched earth for the community of Sugar Town.

 

- Sugar Town - The Day After – 2009, documentary, 70 min Produced by Anemon Productions, BI-OPTIC productions, ARTE, YLE, TSR, ERT, AL JAZZERA, TV3 (Catalunya) and CYBC (Cyprus). The documentary premiered at IDFA (2009, mid-length competition)  nominated for the Prix Europa, the Prix CMCA (best Mediterranean documentary) and won the Bronze Medal at the ‘International Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary’ (URTI-Monte Carlo, 2010).