SynopsisThe promise of peace and increasing prosperity bonded Europeans from Finland to Cyprus for decades. But since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008 the European project is stuck in its biggest crisis since the Second World War. Neo-liberalism and corrupt elites as well as globally acting banks, concerns and military are increasingly dividing the continent; Labour laws and social standards are getting blurred; Ethnic hate and class struggle from above are escalating and driving people into the arms of right-wing populists.
To follow economic complexities and political causes of the crisis the filmmakers went on a journey through Europe: To the struggling countries of Portugal und Spain, to the European parliament in Brussels, to the banking metropolis of Frankfurt and to neutral Switzerland.
The film asks important questions: How did it come to this economic, political and moral crisis of Europe – and how can we escape this extraordinarily dangerous situation? How can we win people over for a Europe that is fair and united in solidarity? How do we want to live together in Europe in the future?