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Arte Re: Brave against right-wing rock – a small town defends itself

Nomination 2019
European CIVIS Television Prize – information

Authors:Adrian Oeser, Ulrike Bremer
Editorial:Sabine Mieder
Report, hr/ARTE

Themar in Thuringia has evolved into a meeting place for the right-wing extremist music scene from Germany and Europe. The NPD, National Democratic Party of Germany, are hosting their fourth right-rock festival. Thomas Jakob does not want to surrender his home town to the right. He and fellow campaigners “Themar gegen Rechts” (Themar against the Right) want to organise a broad protest. They do not allow themselves be intimidated and counter the neo-Nazi concerts with a town festival. But can Themar really get rid of right-wing rock?

Excerpt from the jury’s statement
People in resistance – calm, humorous, unspectacular. An impressive report.

right wing populism/ right wing radicalism/ right wing extremism   

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