Global Pirates| 1hr : 01mins
Director: Laurent Notaro | Producer: Verena Vargas & Laurent Notaro
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Switzerland
The Masters of the World are protected by a 13 kilometer-long fence controlled by 16,000 policemen, but the call to protest is loud and clear. Thousands go to Rostock and around Heiligendamm to demonstrate against the liberalism of the G8. Carlos Leal, singer and actor, leaves the stage and discovers the anti-globalization movements in the democracy-organized activistâ€˜s base camp, where he meets Pedram, coordinator for Attac-Germany, and his inexperienced cousin Hamid. To disturb the G8 summit, Hamid develops his own plan. Emil Schuh, an overzealous journalist, manipulates the information and brings Hamid in danger. Solidarity wins and together with 10,000 people, they go to the blockade, ready to face the special forces and to block with the means of civil disobedience the infrastructures of the G8 summit.