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The series presents a selection of films that deal with the challenges of utopian thought and activity. Again and again, it seems that individuals and groups criticize the existing situation and try to realize their radical ideas.

Democracy

Dir.: David Bernet
| 100 minutes

A compelling story of how a group of politicians try to protect society against the impact of Big Data and mass surveillance by creating a law to protect privacy and form regulations concerning the transference of personal information.

Free Lunch Society

Dir.: Christian Tod
| 95 minutes

The concept of an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more tangible than ever before – with intense discussions taking place in all political and scientific spheres.

Next Stop: Utopia

Dir.: Apostolos Karakasis
| 91 minutes

The film presents the extraordinary struggle of factory workers in Thessaloniki who, against all internal and external objections in the midst of the economic crisis in Greece, took over their plant and begun to manage it independently. 

Wild Plants

Dir.: Nicolas Humbert
| 108 minutes

Nicolas Humbert explores the relationship between mankind and nature by visiting four projects of people who turned their backs to comfort and turned to Mother Nature to develop other ways of life.

Disorientation Is Not a Crime

Dir.: Marita Neher, Tatjana Turanskyj
| 76 minutes

Greece, 2014. A journalist, writing about immigration policy, and Amy, an activist, have a chance encounter. This encounter causes them to slowly lose their coherent worldviews and their perspectives on the refugee crisis, on politics, work and capitalism collide. 

Texas – Kabul

Dir.: Helga Reidemeister
| 93 minutes

A political road movie in which director Helga Reidemeister visits four women from around the globe who are working with moderation and caution in post 9/11 atmosphere.