Anthropozän 1

Anthropozän 1

The films in this program revolve around man-made choices and their impact on different cultures and regions of the world. They emphasize the responsibility we bear as humanity to protect the earth and its resources for future generations. The global, partly futuristic perspective is to be understood as a universal message to rethink our actions.

Sunday, 19. Mar 2023 // 17:00 Uhr @ Kinos im Andreasstadel Wintergarten
Thursday, 23. Mar 2023 // 18:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie

Germany 2019, color, 2 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Moritz Schuchmann
Production: Moritz Schuchmann
This movie investigates the effects of global industrial capitalism. The international port city of Hamburg serves as an example of mass consumption, environmental pollution, gentrification and exploitation. Through the sequential animation of satellite images of the city, the extent of human interference in natural ecosystems is radically depicted. Repeated sequences in image and sound symbolize the unstoppability of the global machinery as well as the loss of all individuality through mass production.

Virtual Voice
Sudan / Qatar 2021, color, 6 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Suzannah Mirghani
Production: Suzannah Mirghani
Suzi doll is an ego-warrior. The director’s online avatar, marching to the algorithms of social media. She is lit by temporary outrage. A trending indignation. A passion that is fashion. A politics of the popular. Her activism is abstract. Her help is hypothetical. We know many girls like Suzi, and many times we are her: vacuous virtual voices, echoing injustices.

Free Fall
United Kingdom 2021, color, 19 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Emmanuel Tenenbaum
Production: Zangro Zangro
Tom is a young trader in a London bank, whose recent performance has put his job on the line. When the first plane hits the World Trade Centre on the morning of September 11th 2001, Tom, convinced that it’s a terrorist attack and not an accident, jumps into the biggest trade of his life.

The Burden
Sweden 2017, color, 14 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Niki Lindroth Von Bahr

A dark musical enacted in a modern market place, situated next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator.

Democratic Republic of the Congo 2022, color, 13 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Maisha Maene
Production: Leo Nelki
An ‘afronaut’ emerges from the wreckage of a spaceship in the volcanic crater of Mount Nyiragongo. As he descends into the city below, encountering the people of present-day Goma, he begins to understand what he must do to change the future for his people.

Black Summer
Germany 2022, color, 11 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Felix Dierich
Production: Felix Dierich
In the “Black Summer” of 2019/2020, Australia had some of the worst bushfires in its history. More than 20% of the forested area of the continent was destroyed, more than a billion animals were killed along with significant human casualties. The meteorological satellite Himawari-8 observed this catastrophe from the far distance. For this experimental animated documentary, terabytes of satellite data were processed with specially developed algorithms, combining visible light and infrared measurements with heat detection. Animated, the rendered images form a hypnotic stream, documenting the catastrophe like never seen before. The work "Black Summer" is presented as a hybrid short film or as a video installation (one, two or three channels).

better half
Germany 2021, color, 11 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Jürgen Heimüller
Production: Jürgen Heimüller
Cutting the world’s population in half in order to save the planet? A great idea, say politicians, experts and ordinary citizens from the street. But who should go? A fictional documentary about the abyss of our civil society.