Documentary / Kerstin Holl / Germany / 2019 / 45 min / German
Anyone who experiences insufficient physical touch or contact becomes ill. For which reason some people deliberately seek out physical closeness at "cuddle parties", or get themselves a pet. Anthropologists, haptic researchers and the members of a five-generational family speak about what this means for our brains and our wellbeing.
Filmtalk: The power of touch and its influence on our mental and physical health. What can we learn from animal about our social behaviour.
Daniel Vogelsberg, Head of Editoral Wissen und Bildung, MDR, Germany
Dr. Roman Wittig, Director, Taï Chimpanzee Project, Côte d'Ivoire, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Jun. Prof. Dr. habil. Ilona Croy, Dipl.-Psych., Head of Research Group Neuromarker, Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Germany