Berlinale Forum _ Ecumenical Jury Prize (Forum)
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
Seoul Eco Film Festival
Sheffield International Documentary Festival _ International Award
San Francisco Green Film Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
Planet in Focus
Austria – Documentary – RT 115’- In German, English, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian with English Subs
EARTH was filmed at seven locations where humans are transforming the planet on a grand scale: Entire mountains being moved in California, a tunnel being sliced through rock at the Brenner Pass, an open-cast mine in Hungary, the world-famous Carrara marble quarry in Italy, a copper mine in Spain, the salt mine used to store radioactive waste in Wolfenbüttel and a Northern Canadian tar sands site where the destruction of indigenous lands threatens local communities.
Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter contrasts these large scale projects with interviews with the individuals helping to realize them to highlight our fraught struggles for and against the planet.