Documentary films


A film by Marten Persiel

A Flare Film production in coproduction with Windmill Film (NL), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, KRO-NCRV in collaboration with ARTE

Development funded by Wim Wenders-Stipendium and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, production funded by Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Filmförderanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia, Netherlands film production incentive, DFFF.

World sales: TF1 Studio, German distribution: Farbfilm Verleih

In a dystopian 2054, three young rebels go on a journey to find traces of the long lost beauty of nature, hoping to discover what happened to their planet. The answer lies in the past and when they find the key to a decade – the 2020s – when a colourful future was still possible, everything changes. In this unusual road movie, fiction meets scientific fact to explore the most pressing question of our time: extinction.
The new film by Marten Persiel, director of THIS AIN'T CALIFORNIA.

LENGTH: 92 min.

Noah Saavedra
Jessamine-Bliss Bell
Paul G Raymond
Jacqueline Chan
Vibeke Hastrup


Prof. Stuart Pimm
, Prof. Rodolfo Dirzo, Prof. Thomas E. Lovejoy.
Scott Loarie, Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif
, Dr. Cary Fowler,
Prof. Daniel Pauly, Prof. Ursula K. Heise
, Wim Wenders,
Louie Schwartzberg, 
Markus Imhoof
, Joëlle Chesselet

Writer & Director: Marten Persiel
Co-Writer: Aisha Prigann
Editors: Maxine Goedicke & Bobby Good
Cinematograhy: Felix Leiberg
Production design: Sebastian Soukup
Sound: Jos ten Klooster Marten Negenman
Costume design: Mariëlla Kallenberg
Hair & Make-up design: Brigitte Pleijzier
Music: Gary Marlowe
VFX & Animation: Jonas Riemer
Graphics: Thekla Priebst
Casting: Ariane Mason
Archive producer: Vanessa Christoffers-Trinks
Sound Design: Sebastian Müller
Mix: Andreas Hellmanzik, Anders Wasserfall
Commissiong editors: Dagmar Mielke (ARTE/RBB), Rolf Bergmann (RBB), Timo Großpietsch (NDR), Matthias Leybrand (BR), Laetitia Schoofs (KRO-NCRV)
Co-Producer: Annemiek van der Hell
Producers: Katharina Bergfeld & Martin Heisler

17th Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland, Focus Competition, Sept 23 - Oct 3, 2021
✩ nominated for the Science Film Award

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