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Natura Naturata - English subtitles

A group of scientists monitor and screen a lake's water quality with complicated machines and apparatuses - as if the lake was a patient in hospital.

Bulldozers destroy artificial riverbanks in a channeled river in order to naturalize it. Professional ecologists throw branches into the stream. They want to give it a chance to meander and re-establish its fragile eco system.

A former military training area is now a desert and a protected wilderness region. The land seems to take its own time to digest its history of abuse: burning forests, forced slave labour under the Nazi regime and tanks rolling over the earth.

Nature has become a cultural object. Its natural state seems to be a utopia that needs to be protected from mankind.

The film essay tells of the struggle for untouched nature; nature that is not seen as an exploitable object, but as a subject, a partner.

  • Anna Faroqhi
    House and Desert
  • Haim Peretz
    Bauhaus Windows
  • Faroqhi Peretz Film Production
  • Laura Tonke
    Key Cast
    "narrator (German)"
  • Water and landscape conservation association "Untere Spree", Steinhöfel
    Key Collaborators
  • I.N.A. Lieberose Heide GmbH.
    Key Collaborators
  • Andreas Weigelt, Lieberose concentracion camp documentation site
    Key Collaborators
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Natura naturata
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  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2021
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Director Biography - Anna Faroqhi, Haim Peretz

Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz are artists and authors of experimental and documentary films. They have been working together since 2003, both as a team and in individual projects.
Faroqhi is also an author of graphic novels.

As a team, they create films, design exhibitions, and are interested in participatory forms of creation.
Frequent recurring themes are life in big cities, migration, and lifelong learning.

Faroqhi and Peretz teach video at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin.

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