Canada is a democracy, but what does that mean? To find out, filmmaker Astra Taylor delves into the origins of democracy, how it evolved and how it is practiced in modern society. Through this journey, a common trend emerges. Democracy has changed substantially since its origins in Ancient Greece, and it isn’t done changing.
In connecting the past and the present, this documentary interviews a wide array of philosophers and historians that each offer unique and insightful perspectives. Taking one thought-provoking turn after another, What is Democracy? challenges you to think critically about democracy as a concept and offers a new understanding to learners of any age.