Engaged Citizens; Beyond Politics (Expository Documentary)


Feature Documentary (90mins)

  • Running Time : 90 mins
  • Screening Format: DCP, Broadcast
  • Genres: Politics, Human Rights, Culture, History
  • Country: UK/USA/Switzerland/Ireland

Producers: Michael U. Baumgartner, Andi Reiss, Roslyn Fuller, Adam Cronkright

Presented by Roslyn Fuller



Democracy means literally “rule by the people”. But who are the people who rule? In investigating Democracy’s (hidden) histories, we unearth the potential power of self-governance.

It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Even those who think Democracy is the best way of doing things don’t claim it’s perfect or even less that it is easy to manage. This raises two key questions:

  • What is Democracy?
  • Are we not simply pre-judging Democracy based on representational forms we experience today?

This documentary aims to establish a premise upon which to discuss Democracy as governance by the people; and for the audience to understand that today’s ‘Representational Democracies’ are far from what we have been led to believe.


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