A DIFFERENT LOOK

Documentaries about people and their worlds

TV-Premiere:

French fries mountains through Corona
Potato farmers in a tight spot

French fries mountains through Corona - Potato farmers in a tight spot of Florian Schneider will be broadcasted on ARTE on September 4, 2020 at 7.40 p.m. The documentation will then be available in the media library.

 

Festivals like Berlin's Lollapalooza are cancelled, Hertha and Union play in front of empty stands - the cancellation of major events in times of Corona does not only hit music lovers and football fans hard. All this also has severe consequences for the farmers: With the cancellation of major events and restaurants on the back burner in times of Corona, the most important sales markets for French fries simply disappear. As a result, two million tons of potatoes for the production of French fries no longer find buyers.

 

Potato farmers and French fries factories are facing ruin and with them an entire industry. Millions of tons of elaborately produced food threaten to end up in the garbage. In addition, the continuing drought is endangering the new harvest.

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TV-Premiere:

Our summer in Portugal
Through the crisis with surfboard and fado

Our summer in Portugal - With surfboard and fado through the crisis of António Cascais will be broadcasted on ARTE on August 11, 2020 at 7.40 p.m. The documentary will be available in the media library until November 8th.

 

A fado singer, a surf instructor, a tuktuk driver: arte:RE accompanies people who worked as solo self-employed in the tourism sector in the Lisbon area and suddenly found themselves faced with nothing when the whole country was put into a lockdown in March 2020 because of the corona virus. How do they experience the crisis summer of 2020 in Portugal's capital?

Our protagonists talk about their fears, but also about their hopes and small successes in the summer of 2020, and many people who had fully committed themselves to tourism are worried about the future.
 

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Festival Participation

"The red line - Resistance in Hambach Forest"

We are very pleased that the cinema documentary The red line - Resistance in Hambach Forest by Karin de Miguel Wessendorf will be shown at the dokKA Filmfestival Karlsruhe.


The 7th edition of the dokKa festival will take place from 30.9.2020 to 7.10.2020 as online edition. Films, live events, discussions as stream and blogs will be available on the website.

Tickets for the Onlline-Festival and further information can be found here.

When 31,000 policemen take action against 50 tree squatters and tear gas and truncheons are used, a 550-hectare "pedunculate oak-hornbeam-lily-of-the-valley-forest" becomes a symbol of resistance. Since 2015, director Karin de Miguel Wessendorf has accompanied the protests against the clearing of the Hambach Forest and against the destruction of the villages on the edge of the lignite opencast mining, the largest CO2 source in Europe. First it was only a rebellion of individual groups with different goals, but in the autumn of 2018 the protest against the clearing finally becomes one broad supraregional movement.

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