Democracy In Motion
|Talent||Aletta von Vietinghoff|
|Role of participant||4|
|Running time||72 min|
|Year of production||2011|
|Country of Production||Germany|
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.