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    Aggregat

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    Germany

    2018

    92 min

    • German

    Documentary

    The guided tours in the Reichstag building are well attended; there’s lots of laughter at the simulated vote on a bill. At the Bundestag’s “Infomobile” in Dresden, a citizen complains that the government is out of touch with the people. SPD parliamentarians attend a workshop to practise strategies for dealing with right-wing populist topics. A crowd chants: close the borders! Journalists from the taz and Bild-Zeitung newspapers discuss the issues of the day. An editorial team from TV station MDR produces a report entitled “Attack on Democracy – the New Right.” Calmly and soberly, AGGREGATE collects astutely observed and carefully arranged scenes from the daily life of media and politics in contemporary Germany. The role of the media as the fourth estate comes in for scrutiny, as do the criteria which shape coverage. And another impression left, is the sheer amount of painstaking work needed to preserve the grand idea of democracy.

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    Screenplay
    Marie Wilke
    Cinematography
    Alexander Gheorghiu
    Editing
    Jan Soldat
    Marie Wilke
    Production
    KUNDSCHAFTER FILMPRODUKTION
    Sales
    MAGNETFILM
    Marie Wilke

    Marie Wilke

    Germany

    Born in Berlin in 1974. She studied at the ZeLIG School for Documentary, Television and New Media in Bolzano, Italy. In 2004, she completed studies in Experimental Media Design at Berlin University of the Arts. Marie Wilke has worked as a writer, director and editor for documentary films and television, and as a freelance lecturer in directing and story development at various film schools and institutes.