The Amazing Democratinator

a documentary by Rami Hamze
runtime: 90 min
language: German


Calls for citizen participation have become louder and stronger. People are no longer willing to simply accept political decisions but wish to play an active role in political decision-making.
Inspired by this development Rami Hamze has conducted a democratic experiment with the intention of helping the citizens of the Cologne district of Kalk to enforce self-determination and political participation.
What happens when a filmmaker takes his camera and positions himself as the central figure on the side of the citizens? Is an individual able to motivate an entire district to take political action? Under the banner “Kalk for all” the citizens of Kalk are invited to invest a district budget made available by Rami Hamze over a period of three months. They will have to prove that they are able to come up with a solution by means of a democratic process without losing sight of the common good.

to the press
HUPE Film - Dokumentarfilm


Screenplay and direction: Rami Hamze
Cinematographer: Janis Mazuch
Sound: Gerrit Lucas

Montage: Matthias Stoll

Commissioning Editor: Jutta Krug, WDR

In Co-Production with WDR
Funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW


Distribution Germany: BraveHearts International


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