Democracy is traditionally seen as a guarantor of economic and social upswing, opportunities for the future and participation in political decision-making. Recent events around the world, however, have called the functionality of our existing democratic systems into question. The financial crisis has highlighted the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of democratic societies and an increasingly globalized economy.
This series of documentary films and one feature film presents individual insights into the everyday practices of democracy and its impacts on people.
Monday, 28 January, 6:30 pm
Why Democracy? (Warum Demokratie?)
Monday, 4 February, 6:30 pm
Monday, 11 February, 6:30 pm
Democracy under Attack – An Intervention (Angriff auf die Demokratie – Eine Intervention)
Wednesday, 21 February, 6 pm
American Casino and Marx Reloaded
Event begins at 6:30PM