Online + Frankfurt am Main | 15 – 23 October 2022

Films for Democracy!

From the very beginning of film history, especially since their mass appeal, fictional and non-fictional films, respectively moving images and their narratives have played a major role for state systems and thus also for democracies. We need narratives in communication for democracy.

Narratives, framing and attitude are important communication keys for any form of state. Yet it matters a great deal what doors these keys unlock and what worldviews, values, and truths are behind them and communicated. This raises the question of how much independence film, the moving image and its narrative need in order to strengthen democracy? Does independent communication exist at all? People like whistleblowers contribute to the correction of narratives and in the best case strengthen independent communication and free forms of government, like democracy. In today's world, whistleblower protection is especially important for the freedom of film and media makers.

How can free communication be guaranteed, and what is the role of this so important protection of those who try to find the right keys to the door that leads to the truth? Award-winning filmmaker and moderator Dr. Ina Knobloch will discuss this with distinguished guests.

Tuesday, 18/10/2022

04:00 PM – 06:00 PM


Dr. Ina Knobloch (Host)

Dr. Ina Knobloch is an award-winning filmmaker and bestselling author who was already in front of the camera and working as a journalist during her school and university years. After a stay in Canada, she studied and earned her doctorate in biology in Frankfurt, Paris, Cologne, Basel and Costa Rica … Read more

Gabriel Shipton

Gabriel is Julian Assange’s brother. He has worked in film production for more than 15 years and has developed a broad and deep knowledge of all aspects of the process. From a young age he has been engaged in and committed to film making and has enjoyed long and valuable associations with inspiring … Read more