Documentary, 90 min, Germany 2019
Participant at MEDIMED 2015, Below Zero 2016, ESoDoc 2016 (funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg), Selected for East Doc Platform 2017
Facing the threat of major changes from a heating planet, humanity is left with few choices. Geoengineering advocates and opponents confront us with the pros and cons of altering the climate triggering our inner conflicts which come up when we think about our future and the necessity to take action. Welcome to the unknown realm of how to fix a broken planet!
Gigantic mirrors in the galaxy reflecting the sun back into space, a floatilla of enormous white balloons pumping sulphites into the skies, the Earth being bombed out of orbit. What seem to be scenes from a science-fiction movie, turn out to be plans which at this very moment are being considered by some of the foremost climate scientists and leading politicians of the world. THE EARTH MASTERS is a creative documentary which takes the audience into the unheard-of sphere of geoengineering, a kaleidoscope of technological ideas to manipulate the climate on a global scale aiming to counteract climate change. Geoengineering experts shed light upon the epical technological proposals which most people have never heard of but which, if applied, will affect everyone.
Director: Friedemann Hottenbacher
Author: Marina Miller Dessau
Producer: Nadja Smith, Gregor Streiber (inselfilm)