It starts with an idea: the idea that things could be different. This evolves into the idea that things have got to be different. This, in turn, leads to a community and suddenly a popular, anti-authoritarian movement has begun, a movement which demands space and a hearing; which exerts pressure, insisting on influencing developments. This is how the popular movements that arose in the 1960s and 1970s continue to impact on developments in Europe in a democratic fashion.
Grassroots shows how the popular movements that arose 30 or 40 years ago have made their mark on European society today.
11 programmes introduce one protagonist each who participated actively in the evolution of the movement, and who tells the story from the inside.