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At 7. and 8. July 2017 the leaders of the 20 richest countries of the world met in the city of Hamburg/Germany. The major of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz announced the meeting as a “Festival of Democracy”. Over 30.000 police officers where in the city to protect it. Up to 100.000 people came to Hamburg to protest against it. This film should critically show the situation during the summit days, especially how the police dealt with the fundamental rights.
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 Festival der Demokratie

About this project

Funding period 11/30/17 12:32 PM - 12/31/17 11:59 PM
Realisation End of Febuary 18
Start level 5,000 €

With this money it will be possible to finance the outstanding Interviews as well as the editiing and the postproduction.

Category Movie / Video
City Hamburg

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What is this project all about?

At 7. and 8. July 2017 the leaders of the 20 richest countries of the world met in the city of Hamburg/Germany. The major of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz announced the meeting as a “Festival of Democracy”. Over 30.000 police officers where in the city to protect it. Up to 100.000 people came to Hamburg to protest against it.
Lars Kollros and Alexandra Zaitseva accompanied the week of protests with their cameras.
They filmed over 18 hours of raw material. In addition there have been and will be filmed interviews:
- Thomas Wüppesahl, nationwide speaker of “Bundesvereinigung kritischer Polizisten” (nationwide associacion of critical police officers)
- Frank Gerber, speaker of the organisation Interventionistische Linke Hamburg (Interventionist Left)
- Christiane Schneider, Parlamentarian in the parliament of Hamburg and domestic spokeswoman of the Party „Die Linke“ (the Left)
So far all works are self-financed.
During the Filming also two cameras where strongly damaged.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

The Goal is to bring a critical view on the time of the G20-summit. It shall be shown that systematic violations of fundamental rights happened.
The public view focuses often on the riots of the evening at 7.7. that casts a shadow over the whole protests. This riots are often used as a kind of subsequent legitimation of the previous fundamental rights violations by the police.
This shall be counteracted with this film.

Why would you support this project?

This project should be supported by all those who want to see another critical picture of the police action around the G20 summit.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 

Specifically, the project will finance the Interview-recordings, the editing and post-production. The second financing step is to pay for english subtitles, a better post-production and to repair the damaged cameras.

Who are the people behind the project?

My name is Lars Kollros. I have been an activist, freelance journalist and artist for many years. I made a few short films that where shown on film festivals all over the world. Im writing since several years for the Punk-Magazine Plasticbomb and Incidentally, I'm running the punk label with my friends since more than 10 years.
I'm working for the Post-Production company bittersweet in Hamburg and as a Freelance-Softwaredeveloper. And I also study in the class for Video and Video-Installations at the Academy of fine arts in vienna.

Project updates

1/16/18 - Hier endlich mal ein paar Updates zu dem Film:...

Hier endlich mal ein paar Updates zu dem Film:
Die Dreharbeiten sind komplett abgeschlossen und auch der Schnitt kommt gut voran.
Gespräche mit Kinos und politischen Räumen zur Vorführung laufen ebenfalls und wir hoffen, dass wir in zwei Wochen einen Premierentermin und Ort und auch schon ein paar weitere Vorführungen nennen können. Wir halten euch auf dem Laufenden.
Und hier als Vorgeschmack der Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/251283163

12/1/17 - Inhaltliche Richtigstellung: Bei dem...

Inhaltliche Richtigstellung:
Bei dem G20-Gipfel treffen sich natürlich nicht die 20 reichsten und mächtigsten Länder der Welt, sondern genau genommen die Europäische Union und die 19 wichtigsten Industrie- und Schwellenländer der Welt.
Wir bitten diese Ungenauigkeit im Text zu entschuldigen.
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Content correction:
Of course, at the G20 Summit do not meet the 20 richest and most powerful countries in the world, but rather the European Union and the world's 19 most developed and emerging economies

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