CONTENT OF THE DOCUMENTARY


 

EIGHT POINT OF VIEWS - FOUR GLOBAL EVENTS - THREE DECADES

 

CHERNOBYL 1986

THE GLADBECK DRAMA 1988

THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL 1989

9/11 2001

 

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ON THIS DAY?

 


ON THIS DAY tells of the memories of Chernobyl, the Gladbeck drama, the fall of the Berlin Wall and September 11th. With our protagonists, we are going on a journey from then to now. Aside from the well-known news images, we investigate why so many people can remember in such a clear way on this day. And why the events that followed after 9/11 are hardly remembered. Although, these would have been just as important.

 

 

Content of ON THIS DAY

 

The current handling of the media and the so-called flood of news are questioned.

People as news consumers in everyday media life. Do we want that ?

 

Across generations, with different ethnic backgrounds and from different perspectives, our protagonists take us on a journey from then to now. Together we ask the question: How do we want to shape our future?

 

We investigate why global events have burned into the mind of so many people until the early 21st century and what has changed since then. Why did we suddenly feel so vulnerable at the time, even though we weren't directly affected by the events?

 

With the advent of social media, the media processing of events has reached a further level.

As an example, the self-presentation of the user in front of  the background of global accidents. Unfortunately, these events are hardly remembered and are forgotten just a few days later.

 

ON THIS DAY reflects the global changes and impacts from a personal perspective and deals with our current way of dealing with the media. It is about the impact of events and how they shape our society today. And we ask ourselves the question: Are we now so emotionally blunted by the flood of messages that we can no longer really perceive, filter and classify them?

 

Together we look into an uncertain future and ask ourselves how we can shape it.