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The Offensive

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7x45'

HD

Photo: Panenka

Populism is omnipresent in the European Union. Slowly, mem­ber state elections have become perfectly predictable: populist parties score big time, traditional parties suffer major losses. The voice of the disgruntled citizen grows increasingly louder, both on the left and right sides of the spectrum. Polarisation is on the rise. Why are so many civilians angry? The Offensive looks for answers in the life stories of the people who are turning away from traditional politics. Who are ‘the offensive’ who shake the European Union to its very core?

Every episode features a parallel montage of three stories from different European countries, covering the same theme, alternated with archive materials.

The episodes: poverty, migration, corruption, the leftovers, political correctness, tradition and justice.

Factual > Current Affairs & Crime

Theme(s):
Current Affairs & Crime
Producer(s) & Channel(s):
Panenka, VRT
Director(s):
Luc Lemaitre
Year:
2020
Versions:
English
Nationality:
Belgium
Available rights:
French-speaking territories / Worldwide

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