Meuthen's Party is the portrait of a provincial politician who doesn't shy away from spreading racist sentiments with a smile on his face, an unsettling example of the modern demagogue's methods in Europe. Jörg Meuthen, a professor of economics, runs for parliament of Baden-Württemberg. We follow the lead candidate of the populist rightwing party "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) during his election campaign, from nocturnal placarding, speeches in local pubs and street campaigning to an audacious address to thousands of party members. The portrait of Jörg Meuthen illustrates the mechanisms of simple rhetoric to capture the masses.
Director and cinematographer Marc Eberhardt, born in 1984, studied German linguistics and philosophy and is currently studying documentary film at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg.
Film Selection: Meuthen’s Party (2017) — Erstaufnahme II (2016, short)
European Panorama Documentary
DCP / color
- Marc Eberhardt, Rafael Starman
- Pablo Ben Yakov
- Marc Eberhardt, Simon Peter
- Theresa Bacza
- World Sales
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg 2017
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status