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Natura naturata

Future struggles for water and intact land can already be foreseen in today's treatment of nature:

A group of scientists monitor and screen the water quality of Berlin's biggest lake Muggelsee with complicated machines and apparatuses - as if the lake was a patient in hospital.

Bulldozers destroy artificial riverbanks in order to naturalize a recently - and illegally - channeled river. Ecologists want to re-establish the fragile eco-system of the water. The stream flows into a lake whose level has been falling for years, which led to complaints from fishermen and residents.

A former military training area has become a desert. The area has been declared a protected wilderness region by the authorities. But the land seems to take its own time to digest its history of abuse: excessive deforestation, burning forests, forced slave labour under the Nazi regime and tanks rolling over the earth in the Soviet era.

Nature has become a cultural object. Its natural state is a utopia that needs to be protected from mankind.

The film essay tells of the struggle for untouched nature; nature that is not seen as an exploitable object, but as a subject, a partner.

Presentations and festival screenings:

Festival Film Without Borders Bad Saarow (excerpt), 02. September 2021

Lift-Off Global Network Online Festival, London and Los Angeles ( https://liftoff.network/online-festivals/), October 2021

International Film Festival Larissa, Greece (https://iffl.gr/program-2021/) December 2021

One Earth Awards, Bangalore India https://filmfreeway.com/OneEarthAwards, March 2022, Best Documentary

Festival del cinema di Cefalù, Sicily, Italia (https://www.facebook.com/festivalcefalu/), May 2022, Finalist

China Dragon Award, China International Conference of Science and Education, Shenzhen, China, (https://filmfreeway.com/CICSEP-China), 26. - 28. 10. 2022, finalist

Ekurhuleni International Film Festival-EIFF 22, Germiston, South Africa, finalist, November 24 - 27, 2022 (https://filmmakers.festhome.com/festival/ekurhuleni-international-film-festival)

 

Original title Natura naturata Narrator Laura Tonke Directors Anna Faroqhi, Haim Peretz Cinematographer Haim Peretz Editor Anna Faroqhi Production Faroqhi Peretz Filmproduktion, Berlin Year of Production 2021 Format digital file, 1:1,66 Length 25 min.

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