EARTH

Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans - with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet.

 

Directors

 

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Country

UK

Year

2009

Running Time

92 mins 

Website

http://erde-film.at/english

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 29, 2019

West Coast Premiere.

Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans - with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria’s most eminent documentary filmmaker, observes people in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet. Finite resources are ripped from the earth with disregard of the long-term consequences. Humanity’s dramatic impact on the physical state of our home planet is highlighted by Geyrhalter’s artistic excellence and breathtaking cinematography, shown through the eyes of men who move mountains for a living.