– Writer(s): Roland THERON, Andreas PICHLER, Pierre-Olivier FRANCOIS, Joakim DEMMER Contact
Through six 52 min. episodes, this new series (sequel to la collection "A Day in...Europe") puts the spotlight on what unites the inhabitants of Europe and what makes them interact within their national boundaries, as well as across the continent and with the rest of world.
Europe is a continent and a political and economic entity as much as it represents a collection of communities and nations that are interconnected by history, culture, movement of people, huge infrastructure and also by a range of urban and rural landscapes that are amazingly diverse.
But Europe is facing a “stress test” as climate change, the unsustainability of food and energy production, demographics and the migrant crisis, the digital revolution and the rise of competing international powers challenge its welfare, questions its values and threatens its biotopes.
COVID 19 has changed the picture, because…what seemed unconceivable or even totally impossible before, looks quite different today…
For example, shutting down most industries and thus, de facto, reducing the amount of waste production and pollution; prohibiting car and air travel for private citizens and thus curbing carbon emission; calling on undocumented migrants to help picking fruit and vegetables and thus granting them de facto residency permits; granting unemployment benefits to all those (temporarily) out of a job and thus creating a de facto minimum universal income… even forcing people to wear masks and thus allowing them to conceal their faces in the public space!
It's hard to foretell what will come next, but one thing is certain: this pandemic has opened up a whole new range of possibilities just as much as it is putting Europe under stress!
In its “seen from above” narrative, the series will tell the “living” Europe thus highlighting the many - and often unnoticed - complex realities that make Europe so “immediately recognisable”.
The story-telling runs two parallel threads: one, offering concrete human stories filmed “on the ground” to support the progression of each investigation; another offering a broader “from above” perspective in its figurative and concrete meaning, offering spectacular aerial visions of fascinating European landscapes as well as 3D visualization of individual or collective movement, behaviour patterns or remarkable social or economic trends that would otherwise go unnoticed.
The themes/ episodes:
EP 1: Below 2 Degrees - Energy
EP 2: Paradise Lost – Climate and Nature
EP 3: Feeding Europe – Agriculture and Food
EP 4: Move It - Transport
EP 5: Movement of People - Migration
EP 6: The hidden Continent – Digital Transformation
ESTIMATED DELIVERY: September 2021