Ethnic Settlers – Shadow Worlds in the Countryside

They operate in secret and their anti-democratic strategy is designed to last for generations: Ethnic settlers are firmly rooted in the brown swamp. The families, all of whom live in the countryside, are considered the aristocracy of the extreme right. They have strict values, they intermarry and they keep quiet to the outside world. With child-rearing, folk dancing and the cultivation of customs, the Völkische show the new right-wingers how to be genuinely German. The documentary approaches the phenomenon, describes the historical roots and the reblooming of blood-and-soil ideology in today’s Germany. In this updated version, we also shed light on the personal and ideological connections to the AfD.

Broadcast date:25. Juli 2019 um 22.30 Uhr auf ZDFinfo, 14. August 2019 um 00:45 im ZDF
Written and directed by:Detlev Konnerth und Marijke Engel
Fachberatung: Andrea Röpke
Camera:Detlev Konnerth
Editor:Detlev Konnerth, Udo Zühlsdorf
Editorial advisor:Imke Meier
Production:Ulrike Schwerdtner, Kerstin Peterssen
Producer:Martina Sprengel
Producer:Jasmin Gravenhorst
Filming location:Niedersachsen und Schleswig-Holstein