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GOOD SOIL

Documentary

8 Minutes / 2013

SYNOPSIS

In 1983 the German energy giant RWE started digging for coal in the Garzweiler II pit. Since then 16 villages around the mine have been resettled.

Against all odds, brothers Helmut and Joachim Meier run the nursery they built 30 years ago until the very end.

Life is grey and lonesome, but there’s one hidden place where the world still seems to be all right.

CREDITS

Produced by
Paul Hinze Kollektiv, Kommune Köln

Directed by
Sebastian Lemke

Cinematography
Benjamin Leers, Sebastian Lemke

Sound
Christoph Ortmann, Niels Maier

Music
Christian Engelhardt

Editor
Pablo Ben Yakov

Color Grading & Artwork
Roland Scheliga

Premiered at
Hot Docs, Toronto

AWARDS

International Documentary Challenge @ Hot Docs
Best Film
Best Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
POV Award
DER Award

FILMPLUS
Young Talent Award (Förderpreis Schnitt)

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
WestART Audience Award