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Feature Documentary 
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UNDUNE is a documentary about Terra Preta, Feces & Mars.

Terra Preta: a way to create a fertile, black soil out of our feces. Yes - feces, turds, poop, whatever you want to call them, they're inevitable and – strangely enough – valuable. In a mixture of fiction and documentary, the Berlin filmmakers Gregor Pieplow and Dennis Rätzel tackle this everyday taboo and dare to ask: are we wasting our waste when we flush?

UNDUNE tells the story of Gregor, a young physicist who wants to help colonize Mars. Through interviews with Terra Preta pioneers, Gregor begins to construct a method for making human excrement usable on the red planet. His interviewees believe in Terra Preta's potential to save our planet, but Gregor seems to be more interested in cloaking his surroundings in daydreams, including brief episodes that follow the discoveries of a space explorer who's been stranded on earth.
With the skewed perspective of a true outsider, the explorer comments on mankind's peculiarities – including our fascination with wasting our waste.

UNDUNE will make you ask yourself: Is there such a thing as useless shit?

Watch the film freely on Vimeo with different subtitles - click here.

With: Gregor Pieplow
Interviewees: Heiko Pieplow, Peter Thomas, Marko Heckel,
Tobias Morgenstern, Annemarie Kaiser, Ralf Otterphol, Ulrich Braun

Production | Dennis Rätzel, Gregor Pieplow, Dimitris Argyriou
Director  | Dennis Rätzel
Art Director | Gregor Pieplow
Cinematography  | Anne Braun
Sound | Kai Mueller, Jakob Schleicher
Music | Kurtis Hairston
Editing | Dimitris Argyriou

Special Jury Prize | FReDD | Toulouse, France | 2016
Special Mention | Eco Cup International Green Film Festival| | 2016
Special Mention | Science Film Festival | Wien, Austria | 2015
Official Selection | Boddinale | Berlin, Germany | 2016
Official Selection | FINCA Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 2016
Official Selection | WIND International Film Festival | Los Angels, USA | 2016
Official Selection | Sembrando Cine | Lima | 2016
Official Selection | UTOPIA Filmfestival | Bremen, Germany | 2015

HD 83 Min. , OmU (c)2015

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