Winner: "Rentiere auf dünnem Eis"
What a film! Already the opening scenes, the migration of the Nenets people with their reindeer herds inland, captivate the viewers. The ice no longer holds, climate change has reached this indigenous people in northern Siberia and their animals – “the land has a fever”, they say.
The images in this film open up our view well beyond the fate of the Nenets and their reindeer.
No less clever are the text and the choice of original voices, which create their own narrative level. Sparingly used graphics and sensitively chosen music optimally complete the composition.
Nominated by the jury in three categories, the film impressively showcases Siberian wildlife. The camerawork is exceptional, but above all, the film makes us understand ecological relationships. That’s why it gives us great pleasure to award the German Conservation and Sustainability Film Award to “Rentiere auf dünnem Eis” [On Thin Ice].
The film takes an isolated region to illustrate the unmitigated tragedy of climate change and warns us how incredibly important it is to stop it. It’s not just the reindeer that are on thin ice...