Game-changers Undercover

Illegal logging is a global business worth billions. Alexander von Bismarck, descendant of the Iron Chancellor and head of the Environmental Investigation Agency in Washington D.C., successfully pursues the machinations of the timber mafia worldwide – with dyed hair, a concealed camera and sound recording equipment.

His primary concern isn't to expose a scandalous situation, but rather to promote a change in the consciousness of politics and civil society and to bring about a new code of conduct for the global economy and consumers.

"Wood" is an environmental thriller that draws its tension from sad everyday reality.

Director(s): Michaela Kirst, Monica Lãzurean-Gorgan, Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan
Script: Michaela Kirst, Monica Lãzurean-Gorgan, Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan
Production: Monica Lãzurean-Gorgan, Ebba Sinzinger, Vincent Lucassen, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Adrian Sitaru, Thomas Tielsch
Actors: David Gehl, Bogdan Micu, Julia Maria Urrunaga, Juan Tapayuri Murayari, Segundo Pizango Inuma, Alexander von Bismarck, Rubén Alva, Adriana-Doina Panã, Gabriel Paun
Year: 2020
Duration: 97 min
Our age recommendation: 15
Language (audio): English, Romanian, Russian
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: Germany, Austria, Romania
Shooting Locations: Austria, China, Peru, Russia, United States, Romania
Screening rights: MAGNETFILM GmbH ()


Main topic(s): Fairtrade + Economy Natural Resources & Mining
Secondary topics: courage forest
Mentions: Logging wood Schweighofer undercover investigation Siberian tiger forest clearcut Environmental Investigation Agency wood economy
Topic Page(s): Natural Resources & Mining

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