THIS IS THE 1st PART OF THE FILM TRILOGY BRAND(FIRE)
Lignite MIning in Germany and Hambach Forest: BRAND(FIRE) II and BRAND (FIRE) III:
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The film premiered in March 2018 and has since been screened at more than 200 locations in Germany and other European countries:
Artist Susanne Fasbender has travelled through the Coal Country Rhineland and created an in-depth comprehensive work of film in three parts. The way her work analytically comprehends the links between resource extraction, land grabbing, economic growth and the climate crisis is impressive. Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg (Former Editor-in-Chief of channel ARTE)
with: Joanna Cabello, Prof. Dr. Clive L. Spash, A.S.M. Badrul Alam, Jutta Kill, Sam, Tim, Inge Broska, Sissi, Bakary Traoré, Jus, Vera Püttmann, Wilhelm Breuer, Wilfried Lörkens, Theresia Jansen, Günther Merkens, Floh, Kim, Michael Zobel, Alice, Antje Grothus a.o.
Susanne Fsbender's work analytically comprehends the links between resource extraction, land grabbing, economic growth and the climate crisis. She skilfully combines her subjective point of view which, in light of being impressed with impeding climate change, is indeed emotional, with a scenic language that pervades the film in a fundamentally unagitated manner. The images are given pace and time, bringing viewers into reach of the land and villages to be sacrificed to lignite extraction. Through the participation of numerous people affected or actively intervening, viewers are brought to feel the magnitude of the situation. As well as being given the opportunity to dive into local circumstances, structured, analytical interviews that accompany every turn of events gain the viewer an understanding of the exemplary nature of the area, characterised by industrial development and ecological destruction.
At the latest when we’ve realised that international climate policy, as has been embedded into economics, follows the very same legitimacy of land appropriation and capital valorization, it will become evident that a much more in depth understanding of the relationships is required. The fact that things haven’t improved after 23 climate conferences suggests that the actual issue is barely touched upon by the often lamented ‘They talk loads and do nought’. On the contrary: much more is being done and legally established than we realise from within the general climate debates; the guiding concept ‘Better Growth, Better Climate’ does safe-guard certain interests, and not by accident.
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