Träume der Lausitz

Träume der Lausitz

Deutschland 2009, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Dreams of Lusatia



"Dreams of Lusatia" documents an emerging region. It introduces people who are promoting change and bearing the burden of it. However, it also shows a landscape now radically altering its appearance – a landscape of the future.
The present-day existence of Lusatia, situated in the southeast of Brandenburg/ northern Saxony, seems rather weak by comparison to its rich past.
The previously dominant brown coal industry is in decline.
Wolves and other exotic international flora and fauna are inexorably re-conquering their original habitats. The film investigates the question of Lusatia′s future. Or is it all just a dream?
The dream of a landscape for people, like that of Prince Pückler …?

But we also find think-tanks in Lusatia, where attempts are being made to design the landscape of the future.
Some people have avoided the general exodus from the countryside and stayed here. They tell their own stories in the film. We experience at first hand their attempts to wrest a habitable area from the damaged landscape, witnessing their imagination and commitment.

The problems of our planet are mirrored in Lusatia: our ruthless over-exploitation of nature and subsequent attempt to recreate the ecological balance. The outcome of this experiment on the biggest landscape construction site in Europe has not been decided yet …


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Credits

Director:Bernhard Sallmann
Screenplay:Bernhard Sallmann (Konzept)
Director of photography:Börres Weiffenbach
Editing:Claudia Gleisner
Production company:Ariane-Film GmbH (Leipzig)
Producer:Christian Schulzki

All Credits

Director:Bernhard Sallmann
Screenplay:Bernhard Sallmann (Konzept)
Director of photography:Börres Weiffenbach
Assistant camera:Christoph Rohrscheidt
Editing:Claudia Gleisner
Sound:Klaus Barm
Production company:Ariane-Film GmbH (Leipzig)
in co-production with:Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Leipzig), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam)
Producer:Christian Schulzki
Unit production manager:Birgit Weingärtner
Shoot:: Lausitz [17 Drehtage]
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Kulturelle Filmförderung Sachsen (Dresden), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:85 min
Format:HD Cam, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.03.2010, 33222 W
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.2009, Leipzig, IFF - Deutscher Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 06.05.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Träume der Lausitz

Versions

Original

Length:85 min
Format:HD Cam, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.03.2010, 33222 W
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.2009, Leipzig, IFF - Deutscher Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 06.05.2010
 

Awards

Defa-Stiftung 2009
Defa-Förderpreis