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Public Enemies

Bonnie and Clyde were renowned outlaws and robbers who traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression. Their exploits captured the attention of the Americans during the Public Enemy Era between 1931 and 1934. During the Depression, bankers became so unpopular that bank robbers, such as Bonnie and Clyde, became folk heroes. The sassy snapshots of the illegitimate couple found by the police at an abandoned hideout in Joplin, Missouri in 33 tantalized the appetites of the conservative public. Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde movie of 67 cemented their reputation in American Pop Folklore. Two actors pose and improvise on the Joplin snapshots and the film while a musician performs live his original composition on Bonnie Parker's poem The Trail's End. Lines from the poem were used by Serge Gainsbourg for his Bonnie and Clyde song. Performed by Dimitris Pleionis, Aris Siafas and Despoina Chatzipavlidou Created by Dora Economou and Manos Tsichlis