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.
Gold medal at the New York TV&Film Awards 2021 in the category “Documentary - Social Issues”
ENSORS 2020: Flanders Best TV Documentary
- Current Affairs & Investigation
- Producer(s) & Channel(s):
- Panenka, VRT
- Luc Lemaitre
- Available rights:
- French-speaking territories / Worldwide