Democracy offers an insight into a hidden world of political struggle for new data protection legislation in the European Union. Euro-MP Jan Philipp Albrecht and EU-Commissioner Viviane Reding attempt the supposedly impossible. They take on a hard-edged apparatus of political power, in which intrigue, success and failure are frequent bedfellows. After two and a half years following the legislative process, the documentary brings complex power structures to life and offers a snapshot of democracy today.
David Bernet is a Swiss documentary filmmaker living in Germany. He grew up in Switzerland and studied comparative literature and philosophy in Vienna and Berlin. He began his career as the director of the documentary The Whisperers and as a member of the Swiss Association for Oral History Archimob. His recent accomplishments have won several awards. David Bernet is a member of the board of AG DOK (the main German association of documentary filmmakers), as well as a professor of audiovisual documentary storytelling.
Festivals and awards
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2015
Director: David Bernet
Country: Germany, France, Netherlands, Finland
Language: English, German, French, Polish, Japanese
Cast: Jan Philipp Albrecht, Viviane Reding, Ralf Bendrath
Production: Indi Film, Seppia Production, Atmosfilm