Win Tickets to see ‘Democracy’ at Goethe Films!


Fresh from IDFA and Berlin, David Bernet’s acclaimed documentary Democracy has its Canadian premiere next week in Toronto on May 17. POV is proud to co-present this screening as part of the Goethe Films spotlight on German cinema. Called “a rare and insightful glimpse into the inner workings of the European Parliament” by The Hollywood Reporter, this doc offers a behind-the-scenes portrait of policymaking in the age of digital democracy.

Synopsis: Democracy offers an insight into a hidden world of political struggle for new data protection legislation in the European Union. Euro-MP Jan Philipp Albrecht and EU-Commissioner Viviane Reding attempt the supposedly impossible. They take on a hard-edged apparatus of political power, in which intrigue, success and failure are frequent bedfellows. After two and a half years following the legislative process, the documentary brings complex power structures to life and offers a snapshot of democracy today.

As part of POV’s partnership with the Goethe Institute, we have 2 pairs of tickets to Democracy to give away to lucky readers. All you have to do is answer the following question:

Which German filmmaker recently premiered a new doc about the perils of the Internet at Hot Docs?

a) Wim Wenders
b) Werner Herzog
c) Margarethe von Trotta
d) Tom Tykwer

(Need a hint? Check out the POV Hot Docs hub for clues!)

Send your answer to pat[at]povmagazine.com with the subject “Goethe Films.”
Bonus entries go to anyone who shares/retweets this contest on Facebook and Twitter!

Deadline for entries is Thursday, May 12 at 3:00 PM

Democracy screens at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 PM as part of the Goethe Films series. Please visit the Goethe Institute’s website for more information.