CASE STUDIES: Carbon - The Unauthorized Biography’ (ABC/CBC/ARTE) and Agree to Disagree (WT) (ZDF/arte)


How do we make our stories reach diverse audiences? Do we need to change perspectives, experiment with new formats to make science more engaging and impactful for our viewers? 

Australia’s leading television producer and filmmaker Sonya Pemberton walks us through her surprisingly unorthodox, sometimes polarizing and creatively ambitious documentary, on the most talked about but least understood element on our planet: Carbon. 

Commissioning Editor Linde Dehner and producer Andreas Martin share their experiences on the development of their new science format “Agree to Disagree (WT)”, taking viewers on a journey into the complexities of scientific knowledge and contradictory discourses. 

Sonya Pemberton, Creative Director, Genepool Productions, Australia I Andreas Martin, Producer Head of Production Autentic GmbH, Germany I Linde Dehner, Commissioning Editor, ZDF/arte, Germany


Linde Dehner

Commissioning Editor I ARTE Wissen

Andreas Martin

Producer I Head Of Production Autentic GmbH

Sonya Pemberton

Creative Director I Genepool Productions