EMPIRE ME

a film by Paul Poet

EMPIRE ME

Austria | Germany, Luxembourg | 2011 | 99:00 min

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Documentary
Stellen wir uns nicht alle manchmal vor, aus unserem Alltag auszubrechen und ein völlig neues Leben, jenseits aller Konventionen und Zwänge, zu beginnen? Der Traum von Utopia, vom besseren Leben im irdischen Paradies wird vom Menschen schon lange und in immer neuen Versionen geträumt. Einmal der König sein auf der eigenen Insel. Doch: Die immer engmaschigeren Lebensprinzipien der globalisierten Weltordnung lassen kaum Alternativen und Visionen zu.
Synopsis
On the verge of globalisation, hundreds of do-it-yourself states create their own little world. Micronations, eco-villages and secessionists create alternative ways of living together. They annex whole regions and districts.
They create their own laws, languages, stamps and banknotes. The populations range from 1 to 500,000, and they come from different stratums and ideologies.
With EMPIRE ME, the author Paul Poet, himself veteran of alternative networks and social experiments, encounters six of these counter worlds which represent the movement at its best. The feature-length film, which also includes a Web project, is staged as a road movie going straight to the heart of foreign social structures; like a glance at and behind the art of self-presentation.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Paul Poet
  • Screenwriter Johannes Holzhausen
  • Director of Photography Enzo Brandner
  • Editor Karina Ressler
Original Languages

German

English

Spanish

Italian

Danish

Co-Production Company
Gebrüder Beetz Media GmbH
Germany
www.gebrueder-beetz.de
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