Philosopher Isaiah Berlin said that freedom for the wolves has often meant death for the sheep. This is the starting point for the film. In what ways do the strong – those who hold the power or the majority – repress the weaker parts of society? Director Rupert Russell takes us on a journey through five countries over the course of three years, from the student rebellion in Hong Kong in 2014, the backlash of the Arab Spring in Tunisia, to stand-up comedians in India and police brutality in the US. Through powerful images, animations and thought-provoking interviews, Russell tries to understand how our feeling of personal freedom to shop is connected to the idea of political freedom. The film is a sharp criticism of democracy in a world in search of new solutions.
In collaboration with Oslo Dokumentarkino.