SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival 2021

15.09 - 19.09.2021, Halle (Saale)

All events are free of charge. For events with a ticket link, registration is required in advance. For events that do not have a ticket link, registration in advance is not necessary.

Wed 15 September

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Gagarine | School Cinema

Feature Film I Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh I France I 2020 I 98 Min I OmdU I Preview Screening

The Gagarine settlement was once a flagship property, but now it is to be demolished. Yuri and his friends develop their own form of protest. [...]

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Gagarine | Schulkino

Feature Film I Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh I France I 2020 I 98 Min I OmdU I Preview Screening

The Gagarine settlement was once a flagship property, but now it is to be demolished. Yuri and his friends develop their own form of protest. [...]

Thu 16 September

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Shadow Game | School Cinema

Documentary I Eefje Blankevoort & Els Van Driel I The Netherlands I 2021 I 90 Min I OmdU I Recommended age: 12 years and older

How do young people experience their refugee journey to Europe? For "Shadow Game", ten boys recorded what they went through at night at borders, in trains and truck tunnels. [...]

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Shadow Game | Schulkino

Documentary I Eefje Blankevoort & Els Van Driel I The Netherlands I 2021 I 90 Min I OmdU I Recommended age: 12 years and older

How do young people experience their refugee journey to Europe? For "Shadow Game", ten boys recorded what they went through at night at borders, in trains and truck tunnels. [...]

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The Wakeful Sleeper

Documentary I Boris Van der Avoort I Belgium I 2020 I 74 Min

EURASF Award - The Best European Science Film 2020/21

An inquisitive and reflective investigation on the notions of sleep and sleeplessness. [...]

 

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Red Soil | German Premier

Feature Film I Farid Bentoumi I Frankreich I 2020 I 90 Min I OmdU I German Premier

The factory where Nour works discharges environmental toxins into the wastewater, manipulates medical records and covers up accidents. But what to do when your own father is partly responsible? [...]

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The Tiger Mafia

Documentary I Karl Ammann, Laurin Merz I Switzerland I 2020 I  I 90 min I OmdU

Recommended age: 14

Whether as a petting animal or "material supplier" for jewelry and medicine: Whatever the tiger yields is processed. This is rarely legal. [...]

 

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The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel | German Premiere

Documentary I Joel Bakan & Jennifer Abbott I Canada I 2020 I 106 Min I OmdU I German Premier

Large corporations like to present themselves as "socially responsible". The documentary "The New Corporation" explores what this means for our democracy. [...]

In cooperation with European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

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Wildcard to SCI-FI London #1 | Midnite Science

SciFi Short Films I Curated by Louis Savy I Various I 2021 I 90 Min I English

The connection between real science and fiction is essential to hold a mirror up to current socio-political, economic and environmental issues, as well as play with possible outcomes from our choices and the advancement of technology. These short-films have been curated by SCI-FI-LONDON, each chosen to entertain and encourage discussion, to provoke and provide you food-for-thought.

In cooperation with SCI-FI London

 

Fri 17 September

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Dear Future Children | School Cinema

Documentary I Franz Böhm I Germany, UK, Austria I 2021 I 89 Min I OmdU I Recommended age: 12 yrs I Preview Screening 

Why do young activists risk their lives to protest against oppressive conditions? A journey to Chile, Uganda and Hong Kong. [...]

 

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Dear Future Children | School Cinema

Documentary I Franz Böhm I Germany, UK, Austria I 2021 I 89 Min I OmdU I Recommended age: 12 yrs I Preview Screening 

Why do young activists risk their lives to protest against oppressive conditions? A journey to Chile, Uganda and Hong Kong. [...]

 

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Picture a Scientist

Documentary I Sharon Shattuck & Ian Cheney I USA I 2020 I 97 Min I OmdU

Many leave the industry or are not heard: why science needs more diversity and how this can be achieved. [...]

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Dear Future Children | Preview Screening

Documentary I Franz Böhm I Germany, UK, Austria I 2021 I 89 Min I OmdU I Recommended age: 12 yrs I Preview Screening 

Why do young activists risk their lives to protest against oppressive conditions? A journey to Chile, Uganda and Hong Kong. [...]

 

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Wildcard to SCI-FI London #2 | Midnite Science

SciFi Short Films I Curated by Louis Savy I Various I 2021 I 90 Min I English

The connection between real science and fiction is essential to hold a mirror up to current socio-political, economic and environmental issues, as well as play with possible outcomes from our choices and the advancement of technology. These short-films have been curated by SCI-FI-LONDON, each chosen to entertain and encourage discussion, to provoke and provide you food-for-thought.

In cooperation with SCI-FI London

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Gagarine | Preview Screening

Feature Film I Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh I France I 2020 I 98 Min I OmdU I Preview Screening

The Gagarine settlement was once a flagship property, but now it is to be demolished. Yuri and his friends develop their own form of protest. [...]

Sat 18 September

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Borealis - Winning Film Homeland Earth Award

Borealis just recently won the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Award. Now you can see it at Puschkino.

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The Tiger Mafia

Documentary I Karl Ammann, Laurin Merz I Switzerland I 2020 I  I 90 min I OmdU

Recommended age: 14

Whether as a petting animal or "material supplier" for jewelry and medicine: Whatever the tiger yields is processed. This is rarely legal. [...]

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School of Hope

Documentary | Mohamed El Aboudi | Finland, France, Morocco | 2021 | 78 Min | OmdU

Those who go to school do not have to go hungry later. But: Those who go to school cannot help with work today. "School of Hope" talks about the struggle with the future in Morocco. [...]

 

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Solutions | European Premiere

Documentary I Pernille Rose Grønkjær I Denmark I 2021 I 110 in I OmdU I European Premier

Leading scientists have retreated to the New Mexico desert with an ambitious goal: they want to secure the future of humanity. [...]

 

 

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Red Soil

Feature Film I Farid Bentoumi I Frankreich I 2020 I 90 Min I OmdU I German Premier

The factory where Nour works discharges environmental toxins into the wastewater, manipulates medical records and covers up accidents. But what to do when your own father is partly responsible? [...]

 

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Vicious Fun | Midnite Science

Fiction, Horror Comedy I Cody Calahan I Canada I 2020 I 101 min I OmdU I Midnite Science

Can you keep real serial killers at bay if you know a lot about horror movies? Film critic Joel gets increasingly out of his comfort zone when he realizes who is sitting next to him. [...]

 

Sun 19 September

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Winning Film "Best Science Documentary" Award - Arctic Expedition. One year. One ship. On ice.

Last year, Expedition Arctic already amazed us – now, the documentary won a SILBERSALZ Science & Media Award. And Sunday, you can see it at Puschkino.

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The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

Dokumentarfilm I Joel Bakan & Jennifer Abbott I Kanada I 2020 I 106 Min I OmdU

Große Unternehmen zeigen sich gern „sozial verantwortungsvoll“. Der Dokumentarfilm „The New Corporation“ zeigt, was das für unsere Demokratie bedeutet. 

 

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Mission Ulja Funk | Preview Screening

Children / Youth Film I Barbara Kronenberg I Germany, Luxembourg, Poland I 2021 I 90 Min I German I Preview Screening

Ulja's love of learning is such a problem for her family that her grandmother finally bans everything that has to do with it from her life. But Ulja once again has a plan. [...]

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Shadow Game

Documentary I Eefje Blankevoort & Els Van Driel I The Netherlands I 2021 I 90 Min I OmdU I Recommended age: 12 years and older

How do young people experience their refugee journey to Europe? For "Shadow Game", ten boys recorded what they went through at night at borders, in trains and truck tunnels. [...]

 

 

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The Caviar Connection I German Premier

Documentary I Benoit Bringer I France I 2021 I 90 Min I OmU

How does Europe interact with Central Asian countries? And how should it behave? A documentary about corruption, human rights violations, and political relations.[...]

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Picture a Scientist

Documentary I Sharon Shattuck & Ian Cheney I USA I 2020 I 97 Min I OmdU

Many leave the industry or are not heard: why science needs more diversity and how this can be achieved. [...]

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Silence of the Tides

Documentary I Pieter-Rim de Kroon I The Netherlands, Germany I 2020 I 104 min I OV(NL/DK)

Like a never-ending breath, the rhythm of the tides determines all life in and around the Wadden Sea. A portrait of the largest wetland on earth. [...]