Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa
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Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa
International Festival Signs of the Night - Lisbon

17° Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa (5° Edição) - January 17-20, 2020

Sunday - January 19th, 2020
3 pm

Lisboa, Portugal


Marcus Vetter
Germany, Switzerland / 2019 / 1:56:00


"The Forum" follows Klaus Schwab, the 81-year-old founder of the controversial World Economic Forum on his life-long struggle to make the world a better place. Schwab probably the best-connected person on the planet, brings together global corporations, politics, NGOs and civil society based on one conviction: only through real dialogue, the problems of the world can be solved. In "The Forum" we accompany the global elite over the period of one year while the oll world order seems to fall apart and politicians and economic leaders struggle to finl answers for the global climate crisis, the increasing social unrest, and for a new category of populist leaders like the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. At the same time, thek have to respond to Greta Thunberg and hundreds of thousands of protesting school strikers around the globe demanding action against the climate crisis. "The Forum" offers a backstage look at the inner workings of one of the world’s most exclusive and criticised gatherings which seeks to avoid simplistic answers. Can Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum give a substantial contribution to a world at the crossroads or is it the perfect arena for the self-promotion of the powerful few?