In recent years, many young educated Southern Europeans were forced out of their home countries in search of better economic conditions. Nowadays, many of them gather in Berlin, a city that has become a harbor and a base for a fresh new start for many communities of expats from Europe and elsewhere.
Through the stories told by the members of this group, we would like to examine the mechanisms and practices inherent in a new way of doing politics – a way that is meant to be more accessible to the people. Yet at the heart, we would like to explore the question of how expats can continue to contribute to the political life in their home countries from abroad, thus exploring an entirely new concept of European boundaries and identity.
As the story unfolds, the contradiction between the desire to go back, the will to start anew and the need to keep the connection with the home country alive will become evident. Discover the wishes, fears and the conflicts at play in the activities of a group of new Berliners determined to change their home country from abroad.
DIRECTOR: MICHELANGELO SEVERGNINI
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: FEDERICA LODDO
CO-PRODUCER: WELTFILM GMBH, KRISTINA KONRAD
EDITING: MICHELANGELO SEVERGNINI, SERGIO LIGUORI
MUSIC: MICHELANGELO SEVERGNINI
WITH THE CÍRCULO PODEMOS BERLÍN