Breaking Social - English subtitled

Fascinating documentary about brave citizens rebelling against their corrupt government and corporations enriching themselves at the expense of others. With a contribution by Dutch historian Rutger Bregman.

Time & Tickets

Work hard and pay your taxes – it’s the duty of every law-abiding citizen. But this social contract is crumbling away, and now those who earn money with the least effort are also contributing the least to society. Instead, they funnel their capital into tax havens, drain oilfields at bargain prices, and wield their political power to earn yet more money.

In this sometimes sad, sometimes hopeful film, Fredrik Gertten takes stock of a decaying system to show that while corruption and social inequality are a growing problem worldwide, there are still plenty of people who want to reverse this trend. Scenes of activists in multiple countries living their everyday lives talk about what made them decide to resist, and what opposition they face.

These scenes alternate with reflections from Dutch historian Rutger Bregman (author of the bestseller HUMANKIND: A HOPEFUL HISTORY) and US author Sarah Chayes, as they reflect on the question of whether global corruption will prevail or whether honesty and fairness will ultimately emerge victorious. (source:


Before the screening of the documentary, there will be an introduction (in English). This film will be introduced by Sebastian Reyes Molina, PhD, who works as an assistant professor at Philosophy of Law at UM. He previously worked as a lawyer in Chili. In his introduction he will talk about the philosophical foundations of the debate on the social contract and its implications to our day-to-day lives.

Time schedule:

19.15 - Doors open
19.30 - Start introduction
19.45 - Estimated start documentary
21.15 - End

Fredrik Gertten, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Finland, 2023, 93 min. English & Spanish spoken, English subtitles.