The documentary Projekt A takes a closer look at anarchism in Europe. Are anarchists just hooded teenagers in black dresses who upset Berlin and Hamburg by throwing stones on May 1st? Is Anarchy chaos? Well, most certainly, it is the horror scenario of every decent citizen. But how true is that?
The protagonists of Projekt A are anarchists. They dream about a free society. They draft their concrete ideas of a different world and try to implement them in their lives. They are convinced that humankind can live without domination, without state - from a present-day perspective this seems to be an absurd idea. But the five protagonists (Makis Stais, Margarita Kiaou, Mariano Maturana, Enric Duran, Hanna Poddig, Daniel Überall) are not alone in their beliefs. Real socialism failed more than 20 years ago and capitalism constitutes as a condition of permanent crisis. Anarchist ideas - in contrast - are spreading in large parts of the burgeoning social movements.
Regardless of whether in Spain, Greece or Germany, the protagonists stand up for their ideals. Anarchy is a radical approach of constituting society and rocking the capitalist world order in it´s fundament. That's exactly why it is so compelling in these times. In the last four years the a film team came upon a broad network of mavericks of old and new revolutionaries, who look back on a long tradition of activism. They found a broad movement, whose advocates diverge widely in their ideas and their implementation.