[Erde], directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria 2019, 115' (English friendly)
The Earth as a great sandbox; the geological impact of man on the planet is understood quite literally here. In an intricately constructed film, the Austrian director shows how people are changing as well as shaping the planet – but their actions are based on violence. They level hills, drill tunnels, cut mountains to pieces, dig up massive surfaces in search of raw materials, or bury radioactive waste. Those who are usually deprived of a voice on the topic of the Anthropocene – the workers and employees of large corporations, those who actually do the work – are the ones speaking here.