German national TV ARD suggest that in the near future, Europeans will have to flee Europe, as the continent sinks into tyranny and chaos, because of – right extremism.
From German national broadcaster ARD’s website:
The feature film “Departure Into The Unknown” (WDR/ARD Degeto), to be aired on Wednesday, Feb. 14., 2018, at 8:15 PM, depicts the fate of a family who flees from persecution by a totalitarian system, from an unusual perspective:
In the near future, Europe has sunken into chaos. Right Extremists have seized power in many countries. The democratic country that Germany once was has become a totalitarian system that persecutes dissenters, Muslims and homosexuals. Jan Schneider (Fabian Busch) is a lawyer who has taken sides with the victims of dispossession. But when he learns that the regime wants to jail him again, he makes up his mind to flee. His aim is the Southern African Union, which has seen an economic boom and enjoys political and economic stability. A freight ship is supposed to take him, his wife Sarah (Maria Simon) and the two children Nora (Athena Strates) and Nick (Ben Gertz) and other refugees to Cape Town, but the traffickers abandon their passengers in way too small dinghies before the Namibian shore.
Impressive pictures that were created under the direction of Kai Wessel after a script by Eva Zahn, Volker A. Zahn, Gabriela Zerhau.
“Departure Into The Unknown” is a Hager Moss Film production in a German-South African co-production, with Two Oceans Production, commissioned by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln and ARD Degeto for Das Erste1, subsidized by the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa (dti), and the national film and video foundation South Africa (nfvf).
Editors: Sophie Seitz (WDR) and Christine Strobl (ARD Degeto)2
The subsequent talk show “Maischberger” at 9:45 PM will devote itself to this perspective, too.
Two important details:
1 In other words, the film is fully financed by the German and South African government.
2 Christine Strobl, the chief executive of national television company ARD Degeto, is the daughter of German finance minister Schäuble. Schäuble is an old confidant of Angela Merkel. He warned against Europe shielding itself against Muslim mass immigration from Northern Africa and the Middle East: “Such shielding would destroy us, would make us degenerate in incest.” (Der Tagesspiegel June 08., 2016)