Through three scientists, viewers embark on a journey through the wetlands, discovering the importance of specialized wetland ecosystems, which store concentrated amounts of carbon and offer habitat for endangered wildlife. One MoorFutures expert is determined to find market solutions in nature conservation through the world’s first carbon certificate program dedicated to rewetting the peatlands. With its meditative approach, the film explores alternatives to reforestation schemes, and holistic understandings of nature.
Max Sänger, born in 1987, is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Hamburg, Germany. He holds a Master’s degree at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg, where he studied documentary film with Prof. Pepe Danquart. His films are sensitive observations that do not simply make the lives of their protagonists visible, but trace their rhythm, their physicality and their specific view of the world. They are films that do not impose any logic of narration and representation on their main characters, but conversely, make the encounter itself the starting point of a cinematic form, a documentary gaze. Alongside these intimate portraits of people, there is a great curiosity and fascination for non-human life worlds, which accompanies Max in all his works. With friends and colleagues he co-founded the Gorgofilm collective.
Weronika Jurkiewicz is a writer/director whose work focuses on intimate, local stories as a way to comment on bigger social issues, usually touching on subjects related to environment or gender. She is an alumna of DocNomads European Joint Masters Program in Documentary Filmmaking as well as Dual BA Program between Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University in New York. Her first short documentary “The Vibrant Village” screened at more than 35 festivals worldwide.