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THE LOST HERITAGE
Delivery date : 2004
Duration : 52'
DIRECTOR : Martin Biebel
PRODUCER : Carl A. Fechner
COMPANY : FechnerMEDIA
Eurodoc-Production 2003-2004

The German ‘Grand Canyon’ - a bizarre landscape; What used to be an opencast mining field covers a territory ten times larger than Europe’s biggest airport. This region in the former GDR, was powered by a vital industry with thousands of miners ploughing the grounds for brown coal up until twelve years ago. Today the workers have lost their jobs and the ripped-open mining landscape has literally petrified into a vast, empty desert. A desert that has a beauty of its own; a unique moonlike landscape that triggers contrasting feelings; it is a surreal surrounding – awesome and extreme. And it is doomed. LAUBAG, a semi-federal organization is determined to ‘domesticate’ this wild area through a massive ”back-to-nature”-program, intending to turn the impressive remnants of human history into picturesque, innocent lakes. In opposition to this plan there is a renowned institute, the “IBA Fürst Pückler”. What they strive for has the potential to integrate not only the people, but also their identity and the pride they take in it. What they see is the unique and fantastic chances, which this manmade landscape holds for them.

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  Partners :
ZDF/Arte - Martin Pieper

Publishing on VHS and DVD in german and english subtitled.
We own all rights for world distribution except Germany and France and are open for broadcasting proposals.



EURODOCnet- Membres :

FECHNER Carl A. (FECHNERMEDIA PRODUKTION)