Protesting Capitalist globalization

this_is_what_democracy_looks_like_9754This is what democracy looks like, Oliver Ressler, 2000

The film deals with events revolving around a demonstration against the World Economic Forum that took place in Salzburg on the 1st of July 2001. The demo was prohibited by the police. Over 900 protesters were kettled for seven hours. The democratic right to free speech in public was suspended.

“I was confronted with the fact that I was addressing an event of which the course and dramaturgy were strongly determined by repressive police tactics and the arbitrary actions taken by politicians and police…This unequal power relation convinced me to address the events exclusively from the perspective of the demonstrators and to leave out the perspectives of the police,the mayor or “neutral observers”,which already dominate media reports.” Oliver Ressler


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