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Angriff auf die Demokratie - Eine Intervention

Democracy Under Attack - An Intervention
Romuald Karmakar
DEU 2012
102min
V'12

In December 2011, Berlin-based “Haus der Kulturen der Welt” hosted an event called “Democracy Under Attack – An Intervention”. This intervention consisted of ten statements by German intellectuals raising concerns about the state of democracy in the face of the European financial crisis. Austerity measures provide excuse for curtailing democratic rights. Politics refer to “marketbased democracy”, while institutions lacking legitimacy emerge, such as the ominous Troika. Socalled rescue efforts occur with an alleged time pressure caused by “the markets”. Hence, decisions taken with such urgency are considered to be “without alternative”. Democracy is about weighing alternatives and it is constantly at risk – especially when apparent necessities suggest that there is no time to pass lengthy and time-consuming parliamentary procedures. With statements by Franziska Augstein, Friedrich von Borries, carolin Emcke, Julia Encke, Romuald Karmakar, Nils minkmar, Ingo Schulze, Joseph Vogl, Harald Welzer and Roger Willemsen.

Credits
  • Franziska Augstein
  • Rolf Bernhardt
  • Uli Köhler
  • Manuel Forster
  • Romuald Karmakar
  • Friedrich von Borries
  • Carolin Emcke
  • Julia Encke
  • Romuald Karmakar
  • Nils Minkmar
  • Ingo Schulze
  • Joseph Vogl
  • Harald Welzer
  • Roger Willemsen
Pantera Film ZDF/3sat, Futurzwei. Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

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