Everything in (Dis)order?
New Complexities in a Globalized World
Sat, 11.02.2012, 8 pm CET, Film Screening
Anarchic financial markets, worldwide citizen’s protests, and social and political upheavals have been dominating the headlines for a long time: the current presence of the »new complexities« in a globalized world determine our lives in several ways. A vivid insight into this subject is offered by the Film Night of the »Karlsruhe Talks«, presented by ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) together with ARTE and ZKM | Karlsruhe.

The evening commences with the most recently produced documentary film entitled »The Domino Effect – Is the Euro on the Brink?« which poses the question as to the political significance of the Euro for the European Union. The film outlines the foregoing recent months during which the EU was obliged to acknowledge the painful fact that the financial crisis has evolved into a crisis of legitimation of hitherto unknown proportions. »For Another World« is dedicated to the worldwide civil unrest movement as spearheaded by young activists who insist on having their dissatisfaction with globalization and the associated problems heard. The documentary »Freedom or Security – the Anti-terror Fight and its Consequences« investigates the development and legitimacy of numerous anti-terror laws following the attacks on September 11, 2011, dealing with the question as to the extent to which these laws represent an attack on the fundamental laws of the population and thus to democracy. The French short film entitled »The Year 2008« narrates the difficulty in identifying the origins of global crises and sheds light on the complexity of the global system. The evening closes with the political activists Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, who combat nepotism, lobbyism and corruption: The film »The Yes Man Rule the World« uncovers the negative results of globalization and the free market with provocative parodies.


08:00 p.m.
The Domino Effect – Is the Euro on the Brink?
A documentary by Stephan Lamby and Michael Wech, ARTE / ZDF 2011

09:40 p.m.
For Another World
A documentary by Samuel Luret, ARTE France 2010

10:40 p.m.
»Freedom or Security – the Anti-terror Fight and its Consequences«
A documentary by Nils Bökamp and Marita Neher, ARTE / ZDF 2011
The Year 2008
A short film by Martin Le Chevallier, ARTE France 2010

00:15 a.m.
Midnight snack
00:45 a.m.
The Yes Man rule the World
A mockumentary by Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, ARTE France 2009
Organization / Institution
arte ; ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale