Mayer's film Medea takes its starting point from Pier Paolo Pasolini's Medea of 1969. The ancient legend of Medea contrasts two worlds which are no longer compatible with one another - the old archaic world of Medea and the modern rational world of Jason. Both individuals, who confront each other here as representatives of their opposing systems and raise the great question of peaceful coexistence between cultures in times of globalization. Thus it is also fitting that Mayer lets the filmed scenes be repeatedly interrupted by short documentary insertions, which show extracts from the current unrest in the Arab region as they are circulating on YouTube and on television. Pasolini set Medea as a critique of western consumer societies.