Generation Fear

A quarter of a century ago a wave of hope spread around the world: It was the end of the Cold War. The Wall came down, the nuclear threat seemed over, the EU bloomed. Scholars proclaimed "the end of history," politicians envisioned a new world: One of democracy, prosperity and freedom. But they were wrong. Today we live in a world shaped by counter-terrorism and border control. There are more walls separating states than ever, society is under constant surveillance, the security industry makes billions. What happened? This film is a historical investigation with an autobiographical tinge, exploring the 30 years of my lifetime.

Supported by researchers, whistle-blowers, politicians and industry players, the filmmaker discover what has created the world he lives in, how it works and what defines his generation.

Team Partner
Friedrich Moser
Training Programme
Masterschool 2015