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

In this impressive documentary, Geyrhalter succeeds in bringing to the point the madness and megalomania of man in the context of global resource extraction. We recommend "Earth" to all viewers who want to get involved in an almost two-hour film that stands out less through words and action than through its visual violence.

Director(s): Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Script: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger
Year: 2019
Duration: 115 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): German, English, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: Austria
Shooting Locations: Germany, Austria, Canada, Italy, United States, Spain, Hungary
Screening rights: Autlook Film Sales ()

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Main topic(s): Natural Resources & Mining
Secondary topics: fossil fuel
Mentions: earth soil mountains sand mining construction site tunnel rock coal stone marble minerals copper nuclear waste radioactivity oil sands
Topic Page(s): Natural Resources & Mining

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