The ForumMarcus Vetter

Every year the international elite travels to Davos for the World Economic Forum. Despite the criticism that it is an elitist gettogether, 81-year-old founder Klaus Schwab firmly believes in his original ambition: the world can improve through dialogue. Filmmaker Marcus Vetter got access behind the scenes for the first time.

Trump, Macron, May, Bolsinaro ... All major political leaders feature in this controversial documentary. For the first time since the creation of the WEF, filmmaker Marc Vetter records the conversations that take place there. The camera records both panel discussions and one-to-one conversations. Critics argue that this gathering of top politicians, powerful CEOs and other heavyweights ??defending their own interests does nothing more than maintain a status quo. But in addition to the most powerful people on earth, some environmental activists will also be appearing in Switzerland. Jennifer Morgan from Greenpeace and Greta Thunberg enter into dialogue with world leaders. The elderly founder Klaus Schwab still stands behind his credo: dialogue is the only thing that can save the world. An unseen look behind the scenes of this prestigious forum, where economic self-interest is certainly one of the drivers, but where there appears to be more room for open dialogue than you would expect.

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It's the economy stupid

Economy. Otherwise known as those pages in the newspaper most people skip. However, economy plays a fundamental role in everyone’s life: will I find a job? Why is real estate so expensive? How can a country go bankrupt? Whether you like it or not, it’s all about the money ... DOCVILLE looks at this multifaceted theme from macro-economics to mini projects with a guaranteed basic income to the intriguing world of behavioral economy in which the often irrational behavior of people is translated into predictable models.

Economy Society Ecology Politics

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De vertoning van 30.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met Bart Haeck, journalist voor De Tijd en met meer dan 10 jaar Davos op de teller.


Directed by Marcus Vetter
Germany, Switzerland
2019 94 min.
English, German
Subtitles: English


It's the economy stupid


Marcus Vetter

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Christian Beetz - Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, Dschoint Ventschr


Georg Zengerling


Marcus Vetter, Ana R. Fernandes, Andre Nier, Michele Gentile


Marcel Vaid

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