The Red Line - Resistance in Hambach Forest

Die Rote Linie - Widerstand im Hambacher Forst
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Average: 9.3 (6 votes)
environment
economy
activism
Europe
Karin de Miguel Wessendorf
Germany
2019
115min
German
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Anthropocene

With its rare flora and fauna, the Hambach Forest in North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the most unique and valuable forest areas on the European continent. Despite being a rare, primeval forest dating back more than ten thousand years, the Hambach belongs to RWE, a German electric utilities company that has started to deforest the area in order to operate the country's largest open-pit lignite mine. The film follows local residents and environmental activists as they try to hold their ground against riot police and bulldozers, some doing so while perched in treehouses, to stop the destruction of this precious land.

geoblocked to Hungary
Producer: 
Valentin Thurn
Editor: 
Kawe Vakil
Camera: 
Frank Kranstedt
Gerardo Milsztein
Dieter Stürmer
Sound: 
Peter Aufderhaar
Music: 
Fabian Berghofer
Production info: 
Thurn Film
Distribution info: 
Thurnfilm Valentin Thurn produktion@thurnfilm.de http://www.thurnfilm.de
Awards: 
DOK.fest Munich 2019 DOK.focus humanNature