Synopsis33 days of utopia is a film about remembering, digging up stories/history.
In May 1980, more than 800 people lived for 33 days near Gorleben in the protest camp "Free Republic of Wendland" and thus prevented for a short time drilling for the planned nuclear waste repository in the nearby salt dome.
Attila Dészi, archaeologist, Univ. Hamburg, made excavations at the protest camp 2017-2018. Digging for the history of the resistance, so to speak. What was the archaeologist looking for? What did he find? Is he satisfied with his excavation?
Can utopias and feelings be dug up? Protagonists from the documentary film "The Dream of a Thing" (1979) talk about this time today.
Would their lives have been different?
What is left of the utopia of the Republic of Free Wendland?
What has remained to this day of social change as a result of this event?