Democracy - Im Rausch der Daten

Democracy - Im Rausch der Daten

Deutschland / Frankreich 2012-2015, Dokumentarfilm


Documentary on the reform of the data protection legal framework in the EU that traces policymaking from the first phases of conception to final approval of a bill in the European Parliament in Brussels. Since storing and trading of personal data online is becoming an increasingly big and inscrutable business, the EU tries to impose limits on this acquisitiveness by introducing a new law. The filmmakers accompany five politicians with very different political backgrounds such as the conservative EU commissioner Viviane Reding und the young delegate of the Green party Jan Philipp Albrecht who are all working on the bill. The film shows the controversial debates of the politicians and observes the attempts of lobbyists and data privacy activists to influence the draft.


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All Credits

Director:David Bernet
Assistant director:Khristine Gillard
Screenplay:David Bernet (Konzept)
Director of photography:Marcus Winterbauer, Dieter Stürmer, Francois Roland, Ines Thomsen
Colour grading:Christophe Reynaud
Editing:Catrin Vogt
Sound:Cosmos Antoniadis, Johannes Schmelzer
Audio mixing:Nathalie Vidal
Music:Von Spar (DE)
Production company:Indi Film GmbH (Stuttgart, Berlin)
in co-production with:Seppia (Straßburg), Atmosfilm West (Köln), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Baden-Baden), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), Submarine (Amsterdam), RTS (BE), YLE Teema (Helsinki), HUMAN (DE FR)
Producer:Arek Gielnik, Dietmar Ratsch
Co-Producer:Cédric Bonin, Pascaline Geoffroy, David Bernet
Producer (TV):Gudrun Hanke-El Ghomri (SWR/Arte), Barbara Denz (NDR), Bert Janssens (Human), Irène Challand (RTS), Gaspard Lamuniere (RTS), Jenny Westergård (YLE)
Producer:Sonia Otto
Unit production manager:Benjamin Cölle (Indi Film), Thomas Lorenz (SWR)
Shoot:: Berlin, Brüssel, Paris, London, Amsterdam
Original distributor:Farbfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) (Paris), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel), Région Alsace (Straßburg), Eurométropole de Strasbourg (DE FR)
Length:100 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:s/w, Dolby
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 12.11.2015


Originaltitel (DE) Democracy - Im Rausch der Daten
Arbeitstitel (DE) Unter Freunden - Politischer Reigen in Brüssel



Length:100 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:s/w, Dolby
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 12.11.2015


FBW 2015
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