The Forum

Cinema Documentary, 115 min, Germany 2019

Production: gebrueder beetz Filmproduktion GmbH in Coproduction with Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion, Filmperspektive, SWR, BR, HR, SRF SRG SSR, VPRO.

Director: Marcus Vetter
Producer: Christian Beetz, Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Caroline Schaper, Bettina Walter
Cinematography: Georg Zengerling

Studio Mitte: Audio Post-Production, Sounddesign: Laura Matissek, Mixing: Jörg Höhne

Film info: Director Marcus Vetter follows Klaus Schwab over a one-year period when the world seems to be falling apart: climate crisis, Brexit, Yellow-Vest protests on the streets of France, the burning Amazon rainforest and the trade war between the USA and China. But not only are a new swathe of populist leaders like Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, challenging the establishment… a younger rebellious generation, led by climate activist Greta Thunberg, are making their presence felt.
Can Klaus Schwab´s vision for the Forum really contribute to solving global problems? Or does it actually worsen the issue by promoting the self-interest of a global elite?