The future of democracy in Europe | Film screening and discussion

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As the aftermath of the Brexit vote begins to unfold and nationalism continues to be on the rise all across Europe, it is more important than ever to animate our hopes in the possibility of transnational democracy. At this timely moment, European Alternatives invites you to a free screening and discussion of David Bernet’s fascinating film ‘Democracy’.

A David and Goliath story, ‘Democracy’ offers a captivating insight into the fight between citizen rights and big business, which meet on the EU’s legislative battleground over the making of the biggest data protection law in history. Following Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht and EU commissioner Viviane Reding for 30 months in their negotiations with activists, lobbyists and EU institutions, the documentary gives a first ever insight in European democracy in the making on this scale. It is a film about hope, persistence and power that provides both, an aesthetic and educational insight into topical debates around data protection and transnational politics alike.

‘Democracy’ raises a number of topical questions including “How does big data and surveillance influence our society?”, “What role can transnational alliances play in protecting citizen right?” and “How can democracy work across Europe?”, which we want to informally discuss after the screening.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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“a wholly original film” (The Guardian)

an utterly compelling, heroic, humorous, suspenseful and ultimately satisfying 100 minutes” (OpenDemocracy)

Photograph and film copyright: David Bernet/ IndiFilm

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