The European Dream

  • HessenLab
  • Germany


"The European Dream" is a preliminary result of an ongoing project about the idea of a transeuropean channel (TV program or internet platform). The goals include countering nationalist tendencies and creating a space for debates across borders.

The following people are interviewed in the video:

Saskia Cluistra did research on Europa TV, a joint project by several European broadcasters that lasted from 1985 to 1986. She talks about how the channel was founded, what its program was and why it failed.

Daniel Freund is a member of the European Parliament. He also belongs to the task force for the Conference for the Future of Europe. He is convinced of the necessity of transeuropean media.

Magdalena Marsovszky is a cultural scientist who has written about nationalist culture politics in Hungary where freedom of the press is especially endangered.

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Title The European Dream
Director Silke Körber Tobi Sauer
Genre HessenLab Documentary Film
Release Date 04.12.2021
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
Length 18 Minutes
Spoken Language
  • German
  • English
  • English
Color Format
  • Color
Sound Format
  • Stereo



Silke Körber Tobi Sauer
Silke Körber
Silke Körber Tobi Sauer


Saskia Cluistra
Main Character
Daniel Freund
Main Character
Magdalena Marsovszky
Main Character


Tobi Sauer

  • HessenLab
  • Germany
Tobi Sauer, born in Fulda, Germany, studied in the Film and Moving Image class at Kunsthochschule Kassel (Art University Kassel). His films cover a broad spectrum of essayistic, documentary and experimental forms. Among the recurring elements is an engagement with literature, film and media history …

Silke Körber

  • HessenLab
  • Germany
Silke Körber is an artist and filmmaker based in Kassel. She works with still and moving image in the fields of film, expanded cinema, critical research and photography.

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