• SEKEM - Born Of The Sun

    SEKEM - Born Of The Sun

SEKEM - Born Of The Sun

a film by Bertram Verhaag

SEKEM - Born Of The Sun

Germany | 2008 | 30:00 min

Content Categories

Visitors to SEKEM come away full of enthusiasm for the things they have seen, heard and experienced.

28 years after SEKEM’s founding, what was once an uninhabited expanse of desert 60 kilometres northeast of Cairo has been transformed into a fertile, organically-cultivated landscape. SEKEM is the brainchild of Egyptian entrepreneur Ibrahim Abouleish, a remarkable visionary but also a realist. Through his project, he has pioneered a system of biodynamic farming according to stringent Demeter standards. In 2003, Abouleish was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize for his unique model.

As his son, Helmy, points out, “It doesn't take a lot of people to save the world. But someone has to make a start.”
Cast and Crew
  • Director Bertram Verhaag
  • Director of Photography Waldemar Hauschild
  • Editor Verena Schönauer
  • Sound Zoltan Ravasz
Original Languages



Production Company
DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
Herzogstr. 97, 80796 München

Phone: +49 89 526601

Fax: +49 89 5234742

Links / Reference
Menu Icon Menu Icon Arrow Icon Arrow Icon Plus Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Minus Icon HFF Logo HFF Logo