This documentary is based on lengthy film interviews that Braad Thomsen shot with Fassbinder in the 1970’s, and which have never been published. Also Braad Thomsen shortly after Fassbinders death made a tape recording with his mother Lilo Pempeit, who remembers his unusual childhood in the ruins of Germany.
The film contains new recollections with actress Irm Hermann, who was the first to know Fassbinder. They became friends, when he was unknown to the public, yet dreamt of making Hollywood-films in München. Irm Hermann was the only one that believed in his wild dreams.
We follow Antana Mockus and one of his idealistic youth leaders, the 22 year old Katherine Miranda. With their colourful band of followers, they fight against powerful and corrupt opponents, but have to realise, that the road to change in a society this corrupt, is more difficult than you can imagine.
The fight for peace and democracy demands smart winners and fair loosers, especially in one of the most violent countries in the world. But victories can come in the most unexpected forms. The pricewinning danish instructor has followed Antanas Mockus and Katherine Miranda and their unique approach to politics for five years.