Henry M. Mix, Boas Schwarz (Deutschland)
Auf dünnem Eis
51 min
Henry M. Mix, Boas Schwarz (Deutschland)
Nature and Environment

Grand Prix Graz 2020

With a stringent dramaturgy, this film projects the problems of the north-Siberian Nenets into our reality, without ever becoming striking. The narrative is sensitive and yet consistently implemented. This film is particularly characterized by the careful journalistic research as well as the excellent camera shooting. The environmental changes in the Arctic, caused by the climate warming, are illustrated in an almost prophetic way. Already before the outbreak of the corona pandemic, the director refers to unknown virus species, that are now entering the atmosphere through the thawing of the permafrost. A significant and convincing film document which, due to its seriousness, does not cease to have an impact

Only two degrees celsius more – what does this mean for the vast areas along the Russian Polar Circle? Already now, men and animals have to face the impacts of climate change there. Inexorably and maybe even irreversibly, the natural basements of the Arctic start to falter. The perceptions of the scientists and the observations of the locals result in an alarming vision: Pandora’s box has been opened in the Russian Arctic.