District of Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, in the 1980s. The Bavarian state government is quietly planning to build a nuclear reprocessing plant (WAA). The structurally weak region with ...
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District of Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, in the 1980s. The Bavarian state government is quietly planning to build a nuclear reprocessing plant (WAA). The structurally weak region with constantly growing unemployment figures seems ideal for this. Hans Schuierer, acting district administrator, is lured by the economic upswing. Soon the social democrat can be celebrated as the savior of the district. There are only a handful of crazy people who are not really serious about the planned nuclear plant. It was only when the state government reacted violently to the harmless action of a newly founded citizens' initiative that Schuierer began to have doubts and began to ask questions. When the health risks of the WAA become apparent and Schuierer realizes that the state government has no interest in informing the people about it, the district administrator decides lonely against the project: with the result that not only his best friend and mayor falls away from him, Instead, the Strauss ...Written by
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When the anti-WAA activists come to the head of regional district's office for the first time, Monika Gegenfurtner rants something about "Those in Berlin". At that time, however, Bonn was the capital of the West Germany, Berlin played no role in decisions of the Federal Government. See more »
In the early 80s, a protest about the reprocessing plant WAA Wackersdorf arose in public. It's the story of Hans Schuierer, the mayor of the small village Schwandorf, in which landside borders the processing plant was planned to be built. In a convention with the people he represents, he enlightened many people with the idea of the many jobs, the plant will bring. But after hearing the many other voices about the WAA and some moral considerations, Schuierer changed his position and became an oponent of the WAA. That's history. The movies shows his way through moral and political obstacles and how the history finally turned out. It's an authentically made movie. I recommend it.
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