Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV witch-hunt


A new documentary by

In May 2012, in the run-up to the general election, the Greek authorities rounded up hundreds of women from the streets of Athens. They made them take rapid tests for HIV. Those diagnosed positive were charged with prostitution and the intent to spread the virus. Their mug shots, names and personal details were published in the media.
They were imprisoned. And they became unwitting pawns in a political game by a system hungry for scapegoats.

Directed by Zoe Mavroudi, Ruins features exclusive interviews with two of the women, two of their mothers, lawyers, journalists, doctors and activists, who campaigned for the women’s release.

Ruins is in the final stages of editing and will be released in September 2013. It is the first feature-length documentary produced by radiobubble’s team of volunteer citizen journalists.

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