TIME magazine readers voted protesters—from Occupy Wall Street to the violent streets of Athens—as Person Of The Year and “DECEMBER RIOTS,” written, produced and directed by Dimitri Vorris, depicts exactly that.
The film's epicenter is the cold-blooded execution of 15 year-old student Alexander Gregoropoulos by two policemen in a downtown Athens café on December 6, 2008. "December Riots," is a film about the Gregoropoulos killing, an incident that sparked riots in over seventy cities and twenty-two countries worldwide including the US. The filmmaker acquired exclusive access to never-before-seen court documents and evidence from the trial that followed Gregoropoulos’s killing. The independently financed, claustrophobic thriller, focuses on a group of Europeans and Americans trapped in an art-house movie theater in downtown Athens during the 2008 riots.