Globalisation, digitalisation and shifting values are transforming our society. Are our concerns justified or is our fear exaggerated? How do Germans see their country, and more importantly, how do they live in their country? Why is the term “home country” suddenly so topical again, across so many parties? And what does home actually mean today? Travelling through Germany, Markus Lanz takes a closer look at questions like these. He visits different regions and meets people with very different biographies and life stories – in the Ruhr region, Mecklenburg-Western-Pomerania, Berlin-Kreuzberg and in Upper Bavaria. We find out more about subjects such as structural change and de-industrialisation, migration and integration, nationalism and parallel societies, but we also look at questions about tradition and opportunities for the future.
WRITER & DIRECTOR: Silke Gondolf CAMERA: Ole Jürgens SOUND: Steven Gülzow EDITOR: Andreas Wüstefeld ASSISTANT EDITOR Rafal Bujoczek COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Susanne Krummacher (ZDF)