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"A film at the right time ... A lesson from the politically attentive filmmaker, who recently also successfully made a feature film with 'Die Dreamed', also a piece of media archeology: ORF recordings and little-known material from foreign broadcasters create the image of a political quake that transformed Austrian identity. ”The standard, Dominik Kamalzadeh
Official short description: "WALDHEIMS WALZER is a film about lies and truth. About" alternative facts ". About individual and collective awareness. An analysis of the exposure of former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim by the Jewish World Congress. And a lesson about the successful use of anti-Semitic slogans and populist propaganda during an election campaign. "
Austrian candidate for the Oscar® 2019.
Oscar® winner Luc Jacquet (THE TRAVEL OF THE PENGUINS) tells the adventurous story of the polar explorer Claude Lorius, who dedicated his life to ice with breathtaking landscape shots and spectacular archive footage. He reveals a planet of immense beauty, but also of great fragility. The impressive documentary film is as much a visually stunning nature experience, an exciting Antarctic adventure and a moving plea for climate protection.
Welcome to the Earth Summit: In just eleven days, 20.000 representatives from 195 countries in Paris will agree on the first global agreement on climate change. A contract that will affect everyone on earth, live or unborn, a pact that will decide if our species has any future at all. Director Filip Antoni Malinowski shoots exclusively for his documentary behind the scenes.
"WELCOME TO SODOM - Your Smartphone Is Here" highlights people's living conditions on Europe's largest waste dump, one of the most toxic places in the world in Ghana.
"Sodom" is the name given to the part of the Ghanaian capital Accra, which only those who absolutely have to enter: The landfill of Agbogbloshie is the final destination for smartphones, computers, monitors and other electronic waste from Europe, unless they are disposed of properly. Around 250.000 tons of it come here year after year. In an illegal way.
The multiple award-winning Austrian documentary WELCOME TO SODOM by Florian Weigensamer & Christian Krönes allows viewers to look behind the scenes of Europe's largest garbage dump in the middle of Africa.
Documentation by director Nikolaus Geyrhalter about the refugee issue and the attitude of the Austrians. "Geyrhalter captures what the threatened fence has caused in the people of the region, while the director takes a lot of time for sprawling long shots and for the opinion of a wide variety of people, who in front of the camera in best Tyrolean give information about their sensitivities - and thus quite a contemporary picture of Austria's design, "writes the Wiener Zeitung.
The documentary was awarded the Diagonale Documentary Film Award.
Oscar-nominated Swiss director Markus Imhoof gets to the bottom of bee mortality in the USA with "More than Honey". Although the film is from the year 2012 and some is already better researched, nevertheless, "More than Honey" six years after the first release is still an exciting documentary.
Have we arrived in a new geological age? From the point of view of the Anthropocene Working Group, that is the case. In the meantime, humans are "so dominant over the fate of the globe that this change in balance is sufficient to proclaim a new geological age." The makers of "The Epoch of Man" have traveled around the globe in order to use extraordinary images to "collect the evidence and make it clear how much man dominates the entire planet."
Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky, "span the curve from the kilometer-long concrete walls, which now have to protect more than half of China's coasts, to the world's largest excavator in open-cast mining in North Rhine-Westphalia, a potash mine in the Urals, the Siberian industrial city of Norilsk, the Australian Great Barrier Reef to evaporation basins in the Atacama Desert, where lithium is extracted, which shimmers in psychedelic colors, "is the official description of the film. Dramaturgically, the Canadian production is "at the crossroads of art and science".
"Dark Eden" is an existential drama about the blessing and curse of oil production, with Jasmin Herold and Michael Beamish experiencing high hopes, burst dreams and one of the biggest environmental crimes of our time [...]
"Dark Eden" shows that 'our house' has long been burning. Finally do something! "James Leon Meyer - Fridays for Future
»Captivates with its magnificent imagery.« Filmdienst
"An unusual, emotional documentary." Programmkino.de
Director: Robert Schabus / Screenplay: Robert Schabus / Camera: Lukas Gnaiger / Editing: Paul Michael Sedlacek, Robert Schabus / Music: Andreas Frei / Sound: Bernhard Maisch, Andreas Frei, Bertram Knappitsch / Production: Allegro Film / Producers: Helmut Grasser
Austria 2016 / 92 minutes
Already from 2016, but still up to date. "Tomorrow" goes on an optimistic journey to ten different countries around the world. Experts and resourceful project developers as well as initiators and visionary founders have their say. They all want to show how climate protection and sustainable business can work in a democratic society based on solidarity.
A film by the activist Cyril Dion and with actress Mélanie Laurent (known from "Inglourious Basterds"). Awarded the "César" as best documentary film.
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