With Pelzig on the bench

Episode 2: F***cking Democracy?

Again in this episode Erwin Pelzig swings on his bike. The goal of the stage is among other things the capital Berlin, because now he wants to examine how offending our democracy can be. For Pelzig, one thing is certain: Convinced democrats don’t have an easy time at the moment. But why are liberal democracies in a crisis of legitimacy and why do authoritarian forms of government and populist slogans now seem attractive to more than a few people? Can our democracy still be saved? What can we do to make it better? How can we best address social problems?

The young savages of the political scene, ministers of fortune, political novices and democratizers take their seats on his bench.


WRITER: Eva Schötteldreier, Frank-Markus Barwasser     DIRECTOR: Eva Schötteldreier      CAMERA: Adnane Korchyou, Sebastian Wunderlich     EDITOR: Fabian Reisch SOUND: Marcel Lepel     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Wolfgang Aull (3sat)