The Long Way to the Energy Miracle
The portrait of two energy pioneers and their young comrades-in-arms who are passionately fighting against climate change.
The Swiss ETH professor Hansjürg Leibundgut has developed a revolutionary heating system that can store solar energy in the earth. The Californian entrepreneur James Ehrlich wants to reinvent urban living with his concept of "ReGen Villages". A film about obstacles, crises and the power of an idea.
The film shows progress, but also setbacks and difficulties in the field of energy innovation and combines this with the fates and individual motivations of the protagonists. Especially in the second half the film gets a very personal twist.
|Script:||Samuel Stefan, Nick Oakley|
|Music:||Sandra Stadler, Bänz Isler|
|Actors:||Bertrand Piccard, James Ehrlich, Hansjürg Leibundgut, Niklaus Haller, Marjolein Shiamatey|
|Our age recommendation:||14|
|Language (audio):||German, French, English|
|Country of origin:||Switzerland|
|Shooting Locations:||Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Italy, United States, Sweden|
|Screening rights:||Filmbringer ()|
Because the film provides only a few facts, it remains unfortunately unclear how justified praise and criticism of the projects are. On the other hand, the human side is positive: the energy pioneers are not stylized into heroes. – SRF
Director Samuel Stefan's film above all makes it clear that everyone who works on solutions for the energy system transformation needs a very long breath first and foremost. – Jungfrau Zeitung
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