Freedom Ahead

Documentary directed by Greetje Mulder & Rogier van der Voort. Never before in known history have so many people relied on so few for the basic essentials of life. In our present-day democracies, freedom is slowly being commodified. We have been giving our democratic governments more and more freedom while they have been restricting ours. In the name of democracy and global progress laws are drafted that will outlaw simple activities that empower man, like growing our own food. Are we still free when we can't grow our own food anymore or when peoples livelihood depends heavily on how we interact with the money-hungry machine democracy has become? It is not democracy that offers true freedom, it is reclaiming the spaces that were taken away by it. In the independent documentary film Freedom Ahead we visit the people who are the conscience in a world that is losing its moral principles. They regain control over their lives by being independent and by doing so obtain the highest valued asset of all times: real freedom. (2012)