Marie Wilke, DE, 2018, 92'
Marie Wilke observes and carefully arranges individual fragments portraying the daily life of politics and media in Germany. She meticulously documents how politics are mediated and discussed in today’s society. Journalists are discussing a feature that shall portray the parties AFD (right-wing party) and Identitäre Bewegungen (alt-right movement), and delegates attend a workshop to practice strategies for dealing with right-wing populist topics. The Bundestag’s “Infomobile” goes on tour, a crowd chants: “close the borders” and upset citizens debate with politicians. All these fragments illustrate the sheer amount of painstaking work needed to preserve the grand idea of democracy. A contemporary observation of immediate urgency.