Is environmental crisis really a crisis of the environment or is it the crisis of our aspirations, values and habits?

We have spent a lot of energy to change the environment to meet our needs, our measure. Now we are prepared to spend even more to avoid the consequences of the changes we have caused. But is it not the time for us to change ourselves? The story of environmental change is not about drought or floods, its characters are not politicians or public spokesmen. It is my story, your story, and the story that connects us both.

“The Measure of Man”, a documentary film by Marianne Kõrver and Kaie Kotov, captures the atmosphere of anticipation, change looming in the air, the end of story as they are experienced by a well-off lawyer in the rush of Manhattan (NYC, USA), a young barber in ancient town of Hasankeyf in Southern Anatolia, Turkey, a family of fisherman on pictorial Lake Tonlé Sap in the heart of Cambodia, and a publisher in the all-eco quarter Vauban in Freiburg in Southern Germany.

Festivals and awards:
Cinema Planeta Environmental Film Festival Cuernavaca, México 2011 - Audience Award
International Environmental Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain 2011
Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Pärnu, Estonia 2011
Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Lihula, Estonia 2011 - Jury's Special Mention
Sunchild International Environmental Festival, Yerevan, Armenia 2011
CRiterio Ambiental Film Fest CRAFF, San José, Costa Rica 2011

Director: Marianne Kõrver
Scriptwriters: Kaie Kotov, Marianne Kõrver
Cinematographer: Margus Malm
Composers: Robert Jürjendal, Lauri-Dag Tüür
Editor: Margo Siimon
Sound Designers: Horret Kuus, Martin Vinkel
Producers: Marianne Ostrat, Vallo Veering

Produced by Testfilm Ltd.
Estonia 2010/2011

World sales:
Testfilm Ltd.
M: +372 5233577
E: marianne.ostrat@nbn.ee

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