Democracy Project is a social impact documentary that follows actor and comedian Christiaan Van Vuuren (Soul Mates; Bondi Hipsters) as he pulls back the curtain on the relationship between money and power in Australia. A funny film about a deeply un-funny problem.
Democracy Project is presented as a classic hero’s journey. Our story tracks the dramatic reversals in Christiaan’s worldview as he embarks on an unlikely adventure into the underworld of Australian politics. The heart of our story lies in Christiaan moving beyond his Australian exceptionalism - a blind-spot which many would struggle to admit, through his genuine desire to make a difference and create a better country for his children and fellow Australians.
Provocative and timely, the film is a wakeup call about the frightening extent to which money has infiltrated politics in our country, why we should care, and ultimately, how we might work together to ensure our democracy is safeguarded from sale to the highest bidder.