Documentary: 105 min.
Scriptwriter and Director: Stephan Lamby
How did Joschka Fischer change Germany’s position in the world during his seven years as Secretary of State? Was he able – despite all the conflicts – to use the opportunities to configurate? Was he driven or was he a driving force? In his broad documentary Stephan Lamby looks back at seven fairly agitating years of German foreign policy. Germany’s participation in the Kosovo War and Afghanistan, the No to the war in Iraq, the ambitious plans for the Security Councile, Europe’s crisis. For the first time Joschka Fischer himself agreed to be interviewed for a documentary. Among others Madeleine Albright, Javier Solana, Hubert Védrine, Wolfgang Schaeuble, Rudolf Scharping, Hans-Peter Uhl, and Christian Stroebele talk in this film.
The filming started in spring 2005 when Fischer gave testimony at the Visa- investigation committee. Thus the crew unexpectedly blundered into the biggest government crisis of the last years. At close range the team was able to observe the Secretary of State at the decisive parliament election campaign in North Rhine-Westphalia, at his last trip to Washington, D.C., at the crisis management of the Green party, and when Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder called in the Bundestag for a vote of confidence. The film takes not only a close look at red-green foreign policy. It is also a close-up view of an historical situation.
Phoenix, ECO Media TV-Produktion