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Democracy

Democracy - im Rausch der Daten
David Bernet
Germany | 2015 | 100 min.

Category: Main Competition

What has Brussels come up with now? A question often read in the news or heard on TV. Director David Bernet decided to find an answer. For 2 years he tracked German politician Jan Philip Albrecht in his efforts to oversee the drafting of the new EU legislation on data protection. What he saw was an unbelievably stressful, both inspiring and frustrating, cycle of meetings, discussions and sessions with MEPs and various groups of lobbyists and activists. The result is a unique film from behind the scenes of Brussels politics. It also provides at least a partial answer as to how a complex organism consisting of 28 countries can even function. The director tries to evoke the stereotypical ‘grey Brussels’ by shooting in black and white.


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