Europe's Forbidden Colony: The Business of Colonisation

In the first episode, The Business of Colonisation, Srećko finds evidence that the colonial methods of extraction and democratic suppression that European nations once applied to much of the Middle East and Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries are now being practised on Europe itself.

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2 x 50 mins, Current Affairs/History series, Al Jazeera English

Croatian philosopher Srecko Horvat travels across Europe in this provocative examination of the causes behind the crises facing Europe. Contributors include former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, Nigel Farage, Slavoj Zizek, Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller, Noam Chomsky, sociologist Saskia Sassen, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau.

“An accomplished documentary…Encourages us to think critically about the many problems Europe faces” Open Democracy

"Looking forward to Europe's Forbidden Colony by Srecko Horvat on @AlJazeera" Paul Mason @paulmasonnews

"Quite possibly the best exposé on the state of the EU" @jluismartin

"An excellent documentary by Srecko Horvat, essential viewing" @ghigoberni

"Is Europe colonizing itself? EU neo-liberalism and the migrant crisis. With Srecko, me, @yanisvaroufakis, Zizek." Julian Assange @JulianAssange"

Director & Series Producer - Dan Davies

Presenter - Srećko Horvat
Editor - Robyn Wright
Production Manager – Dan Boaden
Research – Priya Biring, Dan Boaden
Director of Photography - Anson Hartford, Theopi Skarlatos

Commissioning Executive – Farid Barsoum/Ingrid Falk
Executive Producers – Hugh Hartford, Anson Hartford

Production Company - Banyak Films