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Re: BBC programme about Greece

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:26 am

Sotos wrote:
Pyrpolizer wrote:I am not a specialist on documentaries but I guess this is as good as it could be for internal (British) consumption purposes.


I don't think this documentary gives an accurate image of Greece. They tried to put as many extreme things as possible.... and then exaggerated them so they will make their show more interesting. Priests that fire guns, rebel monks, the paralyzed little bear...


Sotos, I fully agree with the points you make: I would barely count it as a documentary, more a travelogue.
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Re: BBC programme about Greece

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:04 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote: ... knew they had wolves but didn't know they had bears.


Me neither, until seeing it on the news a couple of decades ago when it opened. Then Joanna Lumley also went to the bear sanctuary in her Odyssey around Greece (a documentary series that was less reactionary in aiming to appeal to the anti-Greek stereotypes that is a product of the turko-paid media).

Here's a nice video on the bear sanctuary and another one about the charismatic founder:



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Re: BBC programme about Greece

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:32 pm

[quote="GreekIslandGirl"] (a documentary series that was less reactionary in aiming to appeal to the anti-Greek stereotypes that is a product of the turko-paid media [\quote]

The paranoia kicks in again, I see...
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Re: BBC programme about Greece

Postby Pyrpolizer » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:02 am

A quote from the comments:

...and just to put things into context: "The mountains of Europe once teemed with wild bears. Now, ZERO remain."

Could you imagine what would have happened if the mountains of Europe still had bears but totally extincted from Greece's mountains? :wink:
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