Fight for freedom:

five attempts at democracy

70 years after the GDR popular uprising of June 17, 1953, and 175 years after the German Revolution of 1848, the documentary traces Germany’s long road to democracy. ZDF presenter and MrWissen2go Mirko Drotschmann goes in search of traces at historical locations and asks: What significance do the democratic achievements of history still have today? Key moments include the overthrow of the German Empire to the Weimar Republic in 1918/19, the struggle for the Basic Law in 1949 and the peaceful revolution of 1989.

WRITER: Peter Hartl, Mario Sporn, Martin Carazo     DIRECTOR: Eva Schötteldreier, Robert Wiezorek     CAMERA: Bastian Barenbrock, Jörg Adams, Torbjörn Karvang, Florian Bentele, Pablo Gollmer, Olaf Jürgens     EDITOR: Christian Herold, Christoph Schuhmacher, Volker Gehrke     SOUND: Jan Rosemann, Moritz Minhöfer, Fatih Aydin, Malte Weitkamp     MUSIC: Ritchie Staringer     CCONCEPT & SUPERVISION: Stefan Brauburger     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Annette von der Heyde (ZDF)