Oscillating between aesthetic and documentary forms, Kaltes Tal describes the daily business of a strip mine harvesting lime. The material removed is processed and returned to nature through forest liming. This measure attempts to counteract acid rain that troubles the forest floor. A cycle like a Mobius strip – an irreversible consequence due to the mining materials in order to restore the fragile natural balance. Lime dust delicately dusts the forest floor. A white, spherical alternative world opens, questioning our ambivalent relationship to nature. festivals: Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, hotDOCS Toronto, Chicago a.o.
awards: MDM Pitching Prize Newcomer Competition 2014, Seal of Approval ‘highly recommended’, German Short Film Award 2016, Special Mention ‘Jury Documentaire sur Grand Écran’ Clermont-Ferrand 2017, Visual Science Award – 10th Imagine Science Film Festival, New York
- Director Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell