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The Value of Things

Der Wert der Dinge

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North American Premiere

Screening as part of the 2nd Swiss Innovation FEST Vancouver and presented with the Swiss Film Club, this climate change documentary looks at practical ways we can participate in the world more sustainably. The movie focuses on three fields — building, farming, and fashion — and on filmmaking itself. Construction engineer Felix is experimenting with replacing cement with clay to reduce waste in building. Fashion designer Sanaz is committed to producing eco-conscious clothes and repurposing secondhand material. Food activist Dominik is campaining to take chemicals out of farming. And filmmaker Tobias is attempting to make a net zero movie… he and the team produce their own electricity, eat ecologically and use sustainable means of transport. Together they overcome resistance and show that change is possible.

 

This screening will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A

 

Presented by

          

Director

Tobias Luchsinger

Featuring

Felix Hilgert, Sanaz Wasser, Dominik Waser

Credits
Country of Origin

Switzerland

Year

2024

Language

In English, Swiss-German, and German with English subtitles

19+
69 min

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Credits

Screenwriter

Tobias Luchsinger

Cinematography

Simon Denzler, Fabienne Steiner

Editor

Roman Stocker

Original Music

Jacob Ahrends

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