Best Documentary Film 2015 - Nominated


by Matthias von Gunten

Two places at the edge of our planet are making headlines due to climate change: Thule, Greenland, because of record ice melts there; and Tuvalu, because this remote Pacific island nation is one of the first countries on the verge of sinking as a result of rising sea levels. Whereas for us the warming of the planet occurs almost solely in the media, it is changing the entire existence for the inhabitants of Thule and Tuvalu. The film portrays how they are forced to abandon their traditional way of life as they move towards an unknown future.

Rasmus Avike, Lars Jeremiassen, Patrick Malaki, Takuao Malaki, Vevea Tepou

von Gunten Matthias

HesseGreutert Film Zürich, Odysseefilm Zürich, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Zürich

cinematography: Mennel Pierre | editing: Mona Caterina, Cea Claudio | locationsoundmix: Vigniti Valentino | soundediting: Widmer Roland | sounddesign: Widmer Roland | rerecordingsoundmix: Bussmann Felix | music: Vaid Marcel


14th DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival
50. Solothurner Filmtage
23rd St. Louis International Film Festival
37th Starz Denver Film Festival
12th CPH:DOX International Documentary Film Festival Copenhagen
38th Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival New York
35th Aspen FilmFest
11th Reykjavik International Film Festival
15th Bergen International Film Festival
67° Festival del film Locarno
Peace & Love Film Festival Dalarna
17th Environmental Film Festival Cineambiente Torino
29. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München
20e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon
21st Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Toronto