The Forum

Das Forum

Can Klaus Schwab´s vision for the World Economic Forum really contribute to solving global problems?

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For the first time in the 50-year history of the World Economic Forum, an independent camera crew was able to shoot behind the scenes of the huge event. In times of unfettered populism and growing mistrust towards the elite, we follow Klaus Schwab, the 81-year-old founder of the controversial World Economic Forum, over the course of one year. We accompany him as he works to carry out his mission: to improve the state of the world. 
Since 1971, 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. 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?


  • projection time:
    116 min.
  • country/year:
    Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Ghana, Rwanda, Vietnam, Indonesia, United States / 2019
  • director:
    Marcus Vetter
  • pictures:
    Georg Zengerling
  • production:
    Christian Beetz, Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Caroline Schaper / Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
  • awards :
    2019 – IDFA Amsterdam, 2019 – DOK Leipzig

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