How fair is Germany – The big wealth check

Germans’ wealth is growing, but so is the feeling of an ever-widening gap between rich and poor. ZDFzeit therefore takes a closer look. Who is benefiting from the upswing in our country?In 2017, German households have more on the high side than ever before. But how fairly is the wealth distributed? And what about equality of opportunity? For a long time, “no pain, no gain” was the rule, but is it still possible to achieve prosperity through work alone? The ZDFzeit documentary puts common claims about money and justice to the test. Can anyone really make it if he or she tries hard enough? Or has the drifting apart of winners and losers long since become an unstoppable reality? Insights into the everyday lives of different people in Germany will help to find answers to these questions.

Broadcast date:19. September 2017 um 20:15 Uhr, ZDF
Length:43 Min.
Written and directed by:Christian Bock
Camera:Oliver Biebl, Thomas Bresinsky, Simon Fountain, Steve Kfoury, Jürgen Rumbuchner, Mirko Schweigert, Jürgen Staiger
Editor:Florian Zimmermann
Editorial advisor:Susanne Gelhard, Carmen Peter
Production:Kerstin Peterssen
Executive producer:Jasmin Gravenhorst
Filming location:Deutschland