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Environmental - Completed 2015

WHITE COAL is a cinematographic poem in two parts about the world of coal.

& Awards

Rotterdam IFFR 2015
Bright Future
Dokufest Prizren 2015
Green:Dox, Special Jury Mention
Viennale 2015
Documentary Competition
Porto/Post/Doc 2015
International Competition
Festival do Rio 2015
Jeonju Int'l FF 2015
Expanded Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Environmental, Documentary
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    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Georg TILLER
    • Synopsis
    • WHITE COAL is a cinematographic poem in two parts about the world of coal. The episodes shot in 16mm black & white are about the crew of a Polish coal ship – inspired by Herman Melville’s “The Confidence-Man” – while the parts in colour are set in and around the world’s largest coal-fuelled power station.
      Georg Tiller does not seem interested in socio-economic conditions: WHITE COAL is a quest for forms and motives. In spun out, tranquil scenes, the camera glides past huge machines, open spaces and mysterious-looking control rooms. Tiller is primarily inspired by industrial films from the past (especially the 1920’s), and the present.
      As plot, dialogues and music are absent, Tiller demands a great deal of patience from the viewer, but this also forces us to watch more closely. And he invites us to allow our imaginations to run riot.
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