Aggregate

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Aggregate (Aggregat)

Directed by Marie Wilke

  • Germany 2018; 92 min
  • Original version: German
  • Genre: Documentary

Synopsis

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.

Production

  • KUNDSCHAFTER FILMPRODUKTION

     

International Sales

  • MAGNET FILM

    Frauke Knappke