Meuthen’s Party

Meuthen's Party

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's Biography
Marc Eberhardt
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 2018
Marc Eberhardt
Germany 2017
93' minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Marc Eberhardt, Rafael Starman
Editing Pablo Ben Yakov
Sound/Sounddesign Marc Eberhardt, Simon Peter
Producer(s) Theresa Bacza
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere