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Golden Genes

AT 2016, 90 min, Wolfgang Konrad, Ursula Hansbauer, Clemens Stachel

Stored in biobanks, frozen and bodiless, genes and the information they contain are turning into time travellers – be it a sheaf of barley, the stem cells of a polar bear or drops of human blood. Within this time capsule we also place old dreams: the re-creation of extinct animal species, putting an end to world hunger, human life without illness or disease. We embark on an expedition that will assemble some of the greatest and oldest archives of life and the most modern biobanks. We meet people who are reconstructing the order of nature. And we experience a struggle over life itself that not only affects scientists, but all of us.


Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival 2016, HKG | Natur & Vision Int. FF 2016 (in Competition), GER | Portobello FF 2016, UK |MATSALU NATURE FF  2016, EST | China Int. Conference of Science and Education Producers  (in Competition) 2016, CHN | Wildlife Vaasa Int. Nature Film Festival 2016 (in Competition), FIN | Kuala Lumpur Eco FF 2016, MYS | Kasseler Dokfest 2016, GER | Ökofilmtour 2017, GER | AFO - Int. Festival of Science Documentary Films 2017, CZ | Krakow Film Festival 2017, PL | European FF Palic 2017, RS | PariScience FF 2017, FR | Int. Science FF "World of Knowledge" 2017, RU | Goethe Institut Science FF 2017, PH | Il cinema del carbone 2017, IT | Agrofilm FF 2018, SK | Food&Science Festival 2019, Italy


2 Place GERMAN FILM AWARD BIODIVERSITY (Natur & Vision Int. FF) | Nominated for EUROPEAN SCIENCE FILM AWARD 2016 (EURASF) | SPECIAL JURY AWARD (The World of Knowledge Int. FF 2017)



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DIE DOHNAL Frauenministerin / Feministin / Visionärin

ab 14. Februar 2020
in den österr. Kinos


demnächst erhältlich:

Eisenberger - Kunst muss schön sein, sagt der Frosch zur Fliege
Fair Traders

seit kurzem erhältlich:

#317: Die Einsiedler
#324: Zerschlag mein Herz

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will be screened at

Solidarity Human Rights FF, IL 2019
7.00 pm, 9th December


will be screened at

Iran Int. Documentary FF, IR 2019
9th - 16th December

Kino Xenix, CH 2019
8th, 15th, 22th, 29th December
and 5th January

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