IKON documentaries on populism

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Throughout Europe nationalist political parties are rising. They claim to be the voice of the people, struggle against the political establishment and are hostile towards immigrants and anything that is not part of the majority culture.

Religion is reduced to the private domain. In four episodes Paul Rosenmöller travels through Hungary, Italy, France and Sweden, looking for what makes right-wing populism so attractive to so many voters.

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Hungary. Paul meets a young student activist who is not just rallying against the government's plans to halve the number of universities and students, but also worries about the decay of democracy in het country, run by authoritarian prime minister Victor Orbán.

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Italy. Paul talks to Verona's mayor Flavio Tosi, the Boy Wonder of the ruling Lega Nord party. The citizens are very fond of him and his policy of law and justice. How does Tosi relate to this muli-cultural society?

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France. Regional politician Patrick Bassot is a member of the Front National in the city of Carpentras. He is outspoken about his views on immigration and the future of his city, whose population is one third North African.

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Denmark and Sweden. Danish immigration laws are the strictest in Europe. The new leftist government has announced radical changes. In neighbouring Sweden populism is on the rise.