Dokumentarfilme über Menschen und ihre Welt

Farewell to the middle class -

the precarious society

A documentary by Valentin Thurn and Karin de Miguel-Wessendorf

A production for RBB

TV Premiere: 4th of february 2020, 20.15, ARTE

Further broadcasts: 21st of february 2020, 09.30, ARTE

Around a third of all employees in Europe live in uncertainty. Although they have work, sometimes even several jobs at the same time, they barely make ends meet. They form a new social class, which economists call the "precariat". The growing fear of poverty leads to a feeling of social exclusion and also to doubts about democracy, as a result of which populist parties are gaining popularity.


Karin de Miguel Wessendorf and Valentin Thurn accompany young and old people from different European countries in their everyday life in precarious society.

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