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Democracy In Motion

Project information

Talent Aletta von Vietinghoff
Role of participant 4
Director Konstantinos Toubekis
Status finished

Production details

Running time 72 min
Genre Documentary
Year of production 2011
Country of Production Germany
Production Company
Goethe Institut
Website http://www.democracy-in-motion.eu/


still / picture for Democracy In Motion
still / picture for Democracy In Motion
still / picture for Democracy In Motion


Synopsis

"Democracy - what is that?". This question is the theme of a journey that in the fall of 2009 led the "OMNIBUS for Direct Democracy" on a journey of over 8,000 km through 12 countries, visiting 21 cities all over Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
The objective: get into a conversation and an exchange with the citizens about the idea of direct democracy.

The film follows the crew of the "OMNIBUS" and provides insight into concepts such as the "extended definition of art", shaped by Joseph Beuys, whose social and intellectual heritage is the driving force behind the "OMNIBUS".

Beuys' heritage wants to prevent people from turning into a democratic audience, caused by their discomfort with the ruling political powers. Instead it encourages them to get actively involved in civic participation processes and to experience and comprehend the concept of democracy. Political changes can only become possible and real by this transformational force.


Participation in international festivals / awards

Screened as part of national activist campaign for Direct Democracy.