30,000ft: sometime in the not-so-distant future. Eight year old Jane Monetti sits aboard an aeroplane destined for Berlin Tempelhof, but all is not well. Far below her is a post-Union ...
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30,000ft: sometime in the not-so-distant future. Eight year old Jane Monetti sits aboard an aeroplane destined for Berlin Tempelhof, but all is not well. Far below her is a post-Union Europe and countries that collaborated happily at the beginning of the 21st Century are regressing into a fractious collection of isolated nation-states. Scared by the turbulence, Jane strikes-up a conversation with archeologist, Charles Granda (played by Angus Deayton): he is about to give a lecture on the EU and he begins to explain to her what the European Union was and also what has been lost since its collapse. We rewind to 2014 and Annalisa Piras's film goes on to examine current-day Europe and the challenges that are mounting against the Union's survival. Beset by growing nationalism and an increasing dissatisfaction with its undemocratic political structure will Europe descend into the apocalyptic future presented at the beginning of the film? Using interviews, archival footage and an innovative ...
Besides serving its purpose as a documentary about the current political panorama regarding the European union and the Eurozone, the fact of calling it a movie highlights something rarely seen in documentaries: a story in between the more complex parts, switching between a non-Europe world in the future and the current political landscape which permits the viewer to "rest" from an overload of information.
Contary to what one would expect from a documentary apparently depicting the death of the European future (hence, the great European disaster), the film portrays different points of view, both in favour as against European union. There is much to learn in it and their sources are all perfectly viable and never biased.
A great reflection of the current issues which portrays the current struggles to maintain the European vessel afloat and a warning for future generations. A recommended view!
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