SILBERSALZ 2019

20.06 - 23.06.2019, Halle (Saale)

SILBERSALZ Public Programme

Discover the unique science cosmos of SILBERSALZ and immerse yourself in the world of science:

23 films with accompanying talks; including 2 world premieres, 5 German premieres, 1 pre-releases. An exhibition with 20 installations. 14 talks with scientists, artists and media expert. Plus exciting live events.

All that for free! For guaranteed admission, register online before. You will find the registration link in the descriptions of the events.

The programme is aimed at people of all ages – and those who are already interested in science and those just wanting to know more about the subject.

SILBERSALZ Conference: Find the schedule and detailed informations here.

Wed 19 June

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WANDERKINO "Under the Moon"

WANDERKINO / Tobias Rank / Germany

The 16 mm film reel is clattering: The WANDERKINO mobile cinema is enriching SILBERSALZ with silent movies and live music outdoors on a summer’s evening. With films on the theme of "the moon and beyond": The silent movie "A Trip to the Moon" (1902) from Georges Méliès, "Metronome" (2010) and "War and Peace" (2012) from Tilo Baumgärtel, as well as films by Oskar Fischinger from the 1930s.[...]

Thu 20 June

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Hi, A.I. – Love Stories from the Future | School Screening

Documentary / Isa Willinger / Germany / 2019 / 87 min / OV with ST

Harmony can give unconditional love, while PR2 is a master at making popcorn. Isa Willinger shows how are lives are being changed by robots with artificial intelligence. [...]

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Science Fair | School Screening

Documentary / Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster / USA / 2018 / 90 min / German

At the "Science Fair" competition, 1,700 school-goers are presenting their best ideas. A film about perseverance and how to learn to believe in yourself. [...]

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Queen without Land | School Screening

Documentary / Asgeir Helgestad / Norway, Germany / 2018 / 45 min / German

The nature filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad accompanied the female polar bear "Frost" and her cubs over a four-year period. A documentary between bear pelts and climate facts. [...]

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Heartbound

Documentary / Sine Plambech, Janus Metz / Denmark / 2018 / 90 min / OVwST

Sommai, a former female sex worker, has helped countless Thai women to find Danish husbands. A documentary about families in the globalisation era. [...]

Fri 21 June

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Welcome to Sodom | School Screening

Documentary / Florian Weigensamer, Christian Krönes / Austria / 2018 / 92 min / OV with ST

New mobile phone: Better camera, more storage space. But what happens to the old one? "Welcome to Sodom" reveals how thousands of people live from our waste – and die from it [...]

 

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Living Universe | School Screening

Documentary / Alex Barry & Vincent Amouroux / France, Australia / 2019 / 84 min / OV with ST

Many planets in outer space are highly similar to our planet Earth. But is there really life out there, perhaps? And what would a journey to such a planet look like? [...]

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The Joy of Winning | School Screening

Documentary / Catherine Gale / UK / 2018 / 59 Min / OVwST

From bargain hunting to raising children: Dr. Hannah Fry shows how mathematics can help us get what we would like in numerous situations.

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Heartbound

Documentary / Sine Plambech, Janus Metz / Denmark / 2018 / 90 min / OV with ST

Sommai, a former female sex worker, has helped countless Thai women to find Danish husbands. A documentary about families in the globalisation era. [...]

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Resistance Fighters – The Global Antibiotics Crisis

Documentary / Michael Wech / Germany / 2019 / 98 minutes / Age rating: 12

Negligent actions, greed and short-sightedness have almost completely nullified the effects of lifesaving antibiotics. How can solutions still be found here? [...]

 

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The Serengeti Rules | German Premiere

Documentary / Nicolas Brown / USA / 2018 / 84 min / OV with ST

Humankind is having a negative impact on the environment, as we all know. "The Serengeti Rules" shows that ecological cycles can react different to what has been assumed to date [...]
 

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Sind wir alle unterkuschelt? Warum wir mehr Berührung brauchen. | Premiere

Documentary / Kerstin Holl / Germany / 2019 / 45 min / German

Shaking hands in greeting, giving friendly embraces or caressing erotically: A documentary about the question of why physical touch and contact is vital to life for us. [...]

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Prospect

Science Fiction / Zeek Earl, Christopher Caldwell / USA / 2018 / 100 min / OV with ST

Cee and her father want to prospect for gemstones on a faraway moon. But in fact it is not that far away at all: Adversaries turn their trip into a fight for survival. [...]

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Open-air Cinema

Films, picnics, popcorn and more… for the whole family.

A night beneath the starry shies with films, talks and the Wanderkino mobile cinema.

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Elizabeth Harvest

Science Fiction / Sebastian Gutierrez / USA / 2018 / 95 minutes / OV with ST /  Age rating: 16

The Nobel prize-winner Henry has placed the world at his wife’s feet. But there is one room in his villa she is not allowed to enter... [...]

Sat 22 June

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The Joy of Winning

Documentary / Catherine Gale / UK / 2018 / 59 Min / OVwST

From bargain hunting to raising children: Dr. Hannah Fry shows how mathematics can help us get what we would like in numerous situations.

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Rise of the Warrior Apes

Documentary / James Reed / Keo Films / Great Britain / 2017 / 85 min / English

Are animals the better humans? Hardly so. "Warrior Apes" provides insights into the brutal, patriarchal world of a chimpanzee clan in Uganda. [...]

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HUMAN+ Revolution of the Senses / Episode 1: Sensing

Documentary / Vincent Barthélémy / France, Canada / 2019 / 52 min / German

The eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue process huge amounts of data every second. What happens when we artificially produce or steer such sensory impressions? [...]

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Living Universe | German Premiere

Documentary / Alex Barry & Vincent Amouroux / France, Australia / 2019 / 84 min / OV with ST

Many planets in outer space are highly similar to our planet Earth. But is there really life out there, perhaps? And what would a journey to such a planet look like? [...]

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Invisible Sue | Preview

Science Fiction / Markus Dietrich / Germany, Luxembourg / 2018 / 95 minutes / German

12-year-old Sue discovers a liquid in her mother’s lab that can make people invisible. Sue is totally astounded by it, but the liquid holds some dangers. [...]

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Professor Fake - When Scientist Cheat

Documentary / Peter Onneken/ Germany / 2018 / 45 min / German

Studies have become omnipresent. And mostly, we are forced to rely on them blindly. Yet how can we differentiate between "real science " and "fake science"? [...]

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The Blob: A Genius without a Brain | World premiere

Documentary / Jacques Mitsch / France / 2019 / 52 min / OV with ST

A unicellular organism without a brain – yet which is still capable of doing astounding things: A documentary about the fascinating properties of the slime mould. [...]

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Pleasure and Pain: The Science of Love | German Premiere

Documentary / Judith König / Germany / 2018 / 52 min / OV with ST

Whether in our parents’ arms as a baby, at 20 in our lover’s bed or mourning at a graveside at 80 – our lives are determined by love. The film reveals what science knows about this unique feeling. [...]

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Hi, A.I. – Love Stories from the Future

Documentary / Isa Willinger / Germany / 2019 / 87 min / OV with ST / Age rating: 6

Harmony can give unconditional love, while PR2 is a master at making popcorn. Isa Willinger shows how are lives are being changed by robots with artificial intelligence.

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Apollo: Missions to the Moon | German Premiere

Documentary / Tom Jennings / USA / 2019 / 95 min / OV with ST

What did Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins chat about when they were blasting up to the moon? Insights into some pearls from the NASA archive. [...]

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Divine Love

Science Fiction / Gabriel Mascaro / Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Denmark, Norway, Sweden / 2019 / 100 min / OV with ST

Brazil 2027: A deeply religious employee at a notary’s office wants to dissuade couples from getting divorced. Yet for that, her own involuntarily childless marriage is in a crisis. [...]

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One Cut of the Dead

Science Fiction / Shinichiro Ueda / Japan / 2017 / 97 min / OV with ST / Age rating: 16

The ham actors are messing up every scene in director Higurashi’s zombie film. When real zombies suddenly turn up on the set, the director senses the opportunity of his life. [...]

Sun 23 June

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Queen without Land

Documentary / Asgeir Helgestad / Norway, Germany / 2018 / 45 min / German / Age rating 6

The nature filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad accompanied the female polar bear "Frost" and her cubs over a four-year period. A documentary between bear pelts and climate facts. [...]

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Louis & Luca – Mission to the Moon

Animation Film / Rasmus A. Sivertsen / Norway / 2018 / 80 min / OV with ST

After the lapse of a UN resolution, the moon is now set to belong to whoever gets up their first. A case for Nolan the Magpie and Louis the Hedgehog, the heroes of Flaklypa. [...]

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Resistance Fighters – The Global Antibiotics Crisis

Documentary / Michael Wech / Germany / 2019 / 98 minutes / Age rating: 12

Negligent actions, greed and short-sightedness have almost completely nullified the effects of lifesaving antibiotics. How can solutions still be found here? [...]

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Science Fair

Documentary / Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster / USA / 2018 / 90 min / German

At the "Science Fair" competition, 1,700 pupils are presenting their best ideas. A film about perseverance and how to learn to believe in yourself [...]

 

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The Blob: A Genius without a Brain

Documentary / Jacques Mitsch / France / 2019 / 52 min / OV with ST

A unicellular organism without a brain – yet which is still capable of doing astounding things: A documentary about the fascinating properties of the slime mould. [...]

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Pleasure and Pain: The Science of Love

Documentary / Judith König / Germany / 2018 / 52 min / OV with ST

Whether in our parents’ arms as a baby, at 20 in our lover’s bed or mourning at a graveside at 80 – our lives are determined by love. The film reveals what science knows about this unique feeling. [...]

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The Serengeti Rules

Documentary / Nicolas Brown / USA / 2018 / 84 min / OV with ST

Humankind is having a negative impact on the environment, as we all know. "The Serengeti Rules" shows that ecological cycles can react different to what has been assumed to date.

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Human Nature | German Premiere | Festival Closing Film

Documentary / Adam Bolt / USA / 2019 / 107 minutes / OV with ST

Remove, modify and insert: The Crispr-Cas method has revolutionised the processing of genetic material. What does this mean for our relationship with nature?

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Apollo: Missions to the Moon

Documentary / Tom Jennings / USA / 2019 / 95 min / OV with ST

What did Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins chat about when they were blasting up to the moon? Insights into some pearls from the NASA archive. […]