The Forum

The Forum

Since 1971, Klaus Schwab has been bringing together the leading figures from international business, politics, science and civil society in the small Swiss mountain village of Davos - firmly convinced that the world's problems must be solved through dialogue.

The film follows Klaus Schwab over a one-year period when the world seems to be falling apart: climate crisis, Brexit, Yellow-Vest protests on the streets of France, the burning Amazon rainforest and the trade war between the US and China. But not only are a new swathe of populist leaders like Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, challenging the establishment, a younger rebellious generation, led by climate activist Greta Thunberg, are making their presence felt.

Can Klaus Schwab's vision for the Forum really contribute to solving global problems? Or does it actually worsen the issue by promoting the self-interest of a global elite?

Credits
Directed by
Marcus Vetter
Producer
Christian Beetz, Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Karin Koch, Marcus Vetter
Production company
gebrueder beetz filmproduction
In co-production with
Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction, Filmperspektive, SWR/ARTE, HR, BR, SRF, SRG SSR and VPRO
Cinematography
Georg Zengerling
Editing
Marcus Vetter, Ana Fernandez Rocha, Michele Gentile
Music
Marcel Vaid
Sound
Melanie Westphal, Dieter Meyer, Marco Teufen, Jonathan Schorr, Marcus Vetter
Script
Christian Beetz