Documentary Feature | 2018-2022 | Docu, Ecology, Society | Austria

Shooting data

Start of shooting03/09/2018
End of shooting06/09/2019
Number of shooting days60
LocationsVienna, Germany, Switzerland, World

Brief synopsis

A film about our garbage that is found in the most remote areas and about the people who try to dispose of it. It takes stock of the spread of man-made garbage into the remotest places on our planet and follows the desperate efforts to overcome the problem.

Not only in the sea and on coasts, also in the Arctic, the jungle, high up on the mountains and deep inside the desert, garbage is found almost everywhere in various forms and dimensions, sometimes as whole car wrecks, old TV sets or simply construction rubble, but mostly in the form of disintegrated plastic particles a few millimetres in size. Humanity has handed out its visiting cards thoroughly.



Director of photographyNikolaus Geyrhalter
DirectorNikolaus Geyrhalter
1st AD (local system)Sophia Laggner
EditorSamira Ghahremani
EditorMichael Palm
ProducerWolfgang Widerhofer
ProducerMichael Kitzberger
ProducerMarkus Glaser
ProducerNikolaus Geyrhalter
Line producerMichael Kitzberger
Production managerAntonia Bernkopf
ScreenwriterNikolaus Geyrhalter
Script consultantWolfgang Widerhofer
Production sound mixerNora Czamler
Sound designerAlex Koller

Production companies

Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Nikolaus Geyrhalter2022Locarno Film Festival [ch]Pardo Verde WWFWinner


2022SwitzerlandLocarno Film FestivalConcorso internazionale


PremiereWednesday, 10/08/2022Locarno Film Festival [ch]