Is his documentary film DEMOCRACY LTD Robert Schabus investigates the crisis in European democracy, focussing especially
on the failure of the political elite to listen to the needs of the people. The filmmaker explored the situation in the run-up
to the 2017 elections in France and Germany, analysed the aftermath of the referendums in Great Britain and Greece and looked
closely at Austria, now with a right wing government, in an attempt to understand why populism has met with such powerful
resonance in these democracies.