"It is the year 2034: The consequences of the climate catastrophe are dramatic. Drought and floods are destroying the livelihoods of millions of people. After the third storm surge in a row, the seat of the International Court of Justice in The Hague has been evacuated. In a temporary interim building in Berlin, the climate catastrophe becomes the subject of legal proceedings. Two lawyers represent 31 countries of the global south that are doomed without the support of the world community. They raise the question of responsibility, demand compensation for damages and a right of nature to remain intact."
"The title is taken from reality: Lawyers call ecocide the destruction of habitats and living beings by poisoning and overexploitation. Already in the nineties this offense should be declared a crime against humanity and peace. The attempt failed, but again and again there are attempts to hold companies or governments internationally accountable for brute environmental outrages. Fiction, based on a current debate thus (...)."
Christiane Grefe, Die Zeit, 18.11.2020
"What makes this film a courageous work of art is that the real protagonists here are the facts and arguments. They prove that Germany has been blocking and undermining all consistent environmental policies for 30 years."
Alex Rühle, Süddeutsche Zeitung Nov. 18, 2020
Contributors and additional information:
89 min. color. Digital HD. D
Director: Andres Veiel
Screenplay: Andres Veiel, Jutta Doberstein
Cinematography: Matthias Fleischer
Editing: Stephan Krumbiegel, Olaf Voightländer
Music: Ulrich Reuter, Damian Scholl
With: Edgar Selge, Ulrich Tukur, Nina Kunzendorf
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