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Earth

Erde

Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Austria, 2019
Documentary

Synopsis

Earth in the age of the Anthropocene, observed at seven locations being reshaped by humans on a grand scale: digging, mining, tunnelling, ploughing and surveying that ends up moving whole mountains – regardless of the consequence for nature and environment.

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Earth Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2019 | Winner: Ecumenical Jury Prize (Forum)

What are people saying?

  • Jacques de Villiers's rating of the film Earth

    Geyrhalter's previous doc, Homo Sapiens, was about the earth wiping away humanity. This one is about humanity wiping away the earth. Erde is strongest in the 1st half, but loses focus in the 2nd, taking stylistic detours & forgetting its greatest strengths lie in its relentlessly patient approach. Still, few filmmakers match Geyrhalter's ability to project us into the non-human phenomena that make & unmake us.

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