Debtocracy (Greek: Χρεοκρατία hreokratía) is a 2011 documentary film by Katerina Kitidi and Aris Hatzistefanou. The documentary mainly focuses on two points: the causes of the Greek debt crisis in 2010 and possible future solutions that could be given to the problem that are not currently being considered by the government of the country.
The production team defines "debtocracy" as the condition by which Greece found itself trapped in its debt. The Greek term for debtocracy, Χρεοκρατία, has the same roots as the word for democracy. The term is coined from the Greek words "χρέος" (debt) and "κράτος" (power) in a similar manner that the word democracy is formed of the Greek words "δήμος" (people) and "κράτος" (power).
For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. “Debtocracy” seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the corporate media.
The production team of Debtocracy have said that the producers are all those individuals that donated money in order to finance the project. Many important people in the socioeconomic scene participated in the documentary via interviews, including:
-David Harvey, geographer and social theorist
-Hugo Arias, president of the debt analysis committee of Ecuador
-Samir Amin, economist
-Costas Lapavitsas, economist
-Alain Badiou, philosopher
-Manolis Glezos, member of the Greek Resistance and left-wing politician
-Avi Lewis, journalist and film director