Drought, deforestation, animal species on the brink of extinction, dwindling resources, air and water pollution: environmental threats dot the map far and wide and come in all shapes and sizes. As much as they represent a global phenomenon, their effects initially make themselves felt at the local level. For this reason, we are rarely aware of their true spread and global impact. When filmmakers document conditions first-hand, they establish a shared context for the local and global, creating a space for action in the process.
Frank Mukunday // Belgien, Demokratische Republik Kongo // 2019 // 10:00 min
Steel, rust, stone and chalk. Image upon image, a green cloud creeps through this reddish brown mining animation. The soils of the DR Congo are rich in raw materials, their extraction drives people relentlessly forward, like a machine. But the profits are collected by others, yesterday and today.