Martha Bouziouri

Amarynthos

An alumna of Greek Art Theatre Karolos Koun and the Department of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Athens, and a Ph.D. candidate of Social Anthropology at Panteion University, Martha Bouziouri is also a director with a focus on documentary theatre. Her work is based on ethnographic research, enriched by multimedia and public discussions. Amarynthos is the result of an ethnographic research on a true incident that happened a few years ago at the Amarynthos area.
In a small provincial town, a schoolgirl of foreign background testifies to the police that she was gang-raped by her classmates. The case draws considerable attention; the public is shocked and the small community is thrust into the limelight.
This documentary theatre performance will shed light to the mechanisms of truth fabrication and justice, while also examining the various ways in which the media and the local community tackled the event, taking into account the sex, ethnic background, and social class of the victim.

With Greek and English surtitles