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The European Union Explained
Key Topics The European Union History The EU Institutions Arguments For And Against Conceived as a noble cause, to prevent another war in Europe, the EU has become embroiled in controversy. But what is the EU? How does it work? Should we love it or hate it? THE HISTORY, THE…
The Great European Disaster Movie - The Present and Future of the European Union
Combining drama and documentary, THE GREAT EUROPEAN DISASTER MOVIE examines current-day Europe and the challenges that are mounting against the European Union's survival. Beset by growing nationalism and an increasing dissatisfaction with its undemocratic political structure, will Europe descend into a apocalyptic future? Using interviews, archival footage, and drama, Annalisa…
Sharing is the New Owning
This is documentary film about collaborative consumption and the spread of sharing practices in Barcelona, Malmo and London and interviews with experts. We see hands-on examples of sharing - tool pools, platforms for sharing of consumer goods, open DIY repair shops, bicycle kitchens, clothing libraries, peer-to-peer car sharing and co-working…
The New Europe: Joining NATO and the EU
Despite the breakup of the Soviet Union, NATO continued to exist, and began admitting newly liberated Eastern European countries into the organization. Reflect on Eastern Europe's place in the western world and what joining NATO and the European Union means for the region. You'll also explore Russia's role in the…
In a Foreign Land (En Tierra Extraña) - Struggles of the Spanish Community in Scotland
Gloria is one of the 700,000 Spanish people who have left Spain since the economic crisis started. The film portraits the experience of intra-European exiles tackled by Spain's highest-profile female director, Iciar Bollain (Even the Rain, Take My Eyes). Gloria is a 32 year old native of Almeria Spain. A…
Spain: Facing Uncertainty - Spain's Evolving Political State
Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy, following the death of Franco, amazed the world. Today, Spain amazes for the wrong reasons. Billions wasted in public works. Astronomical unemployment rates, peaking at 58.5% youth unemployment. A royal princess accused of tax fraud and over 600 politicians and public officials implicated in…
The Hidden Face of Animal Transport - Investigating Animal Transport in Europe
Shocking undercover footage shows how animals exported from Europe as livestock are routinely exposed to inhumane conditions and abused. A ruling that EU animal welfare regulations should remain in place until the very end of the journey is not being imposed. THE HIDDEN FACE OF ANIMAL TRANSPORT investigates the hidden…
Democracy - The Politics of Privacy Inside the E.U.
At a time of growing nationalism, DEMOCRACY is an essential, inside-look at the European Union's political machinations. Filmed over several years, the film grants unprecedented access to the negotiations over General Data Protection Regulation, a highly controversial issue. Rapporteur Jan Philipp Albrecht is the German Green Party politician tasked with…
Blueberry Soup - The Icelandic "People's Movement"
What if a country rewrote its constitution using ordinary citizens and social media? That's exactly what happened in Iceland. Blueberry Soup is an extraordinary documentary at the epicentre of one of this centuries most exciting movements: "The Icelandic People's Movement". The film is a deeply touching account of an empowered…
Master of the Universe - Ethical Dilemmas in Banking
For the very first time a true international finance insider tells all about the global banking system. In this award-winning film, Rainer Voss, once one of Germany's leading investment bankers who personally oversaw billions of dollars, reveals how the glittering financial world actually operates, from its dark, seemingly amoral abysses…
In Debt We Trust - America Before the Bubble Bursts
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
This hard-hitting documentary investigates why so many Americans - college and high school students in particular - are being strangled by debt. Zeroing in on how the mall has replaced the factory as America's dominant economic engine, Emmy Award-winning former ABC News and CNN producer Danny Schechter shows how college…
Plunder - The Crime of our Time
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
Exposing the forces responsible for the loss of trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, massive foreclosures and the disappearance of retirement funds, Plunder: The Crime of Our Time investigates the unregulated fraud and theft that led to the market's collapse in fall 2008. Filmmaker Danny Schechter, Emmy Award-winning former ABC…