FOOTPRINTS OF WAR

NATUR UNTER BESCHUSS

By Maximilian M. MÖNCH

FIRST HAND FILMS - as SALES

Documentary - Completed 2014

Military attacks have alarming consequences on our ecosystem. Radioactive contaminated landscapes, many millions of tons of ammunition in our oceans, toxic landscapes, ten percent of global carbon emissions - the military footprint is huge. From WWI until today, nature is under fire.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maximilian M. MÖNCH
    • Producer(s)
    • Gregor STREIBER (werwiewas)
    • Synopsis
    • What does a war mean to our ecosystem and how is the global eco-balance affected? Can a modern war be eco-friendly? What does it mean when a military machinery is put into motion, what resources are needed and how much are used?
      A search around the globe and through history: The battlefields of World War I are the birthplaces of modern Ecocide. In Norway and Russia a Soviet submarine officer introduces us to one of the best kept cold war secrets: the nuclear complex. In Vietnam scientists laborate on the half a century old dioxin contamination caused by Agent Orange. On the Canadian coastline a Remotely Operated Vehicle leads us to toxic hotspots on the seafloor. In the Baltic Sea we find a German shipwreck loaded with chemical weapons. And a paradise island in the Caribbean gives shocking testimony of five decades of military training.
      FOOTRPINTS OF WAR is a film about two antagonist logics: the logic of strength and fight versus the logic of life and balance.
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