Too green for Greenpeace?
A brief history of human self-annihilation
On the 22st of September 2012 the low budget documentary film, “Quietly into Desaster” had its pre-premiere in Hamburg. It was produced by the German heavy-weight green activist Holger Strohm and directed by Marcin El and vividly shows ”a brief history of human self-annihilation” brought on by the release of huge amounts of radioactivity into the biosphere – both with military and civil applications. Holger Strohm who can be called the father of the german anti-nuclear-power-movement brought much of germany to a state of anti nuclear rage back in the 70ies with his book of the same title. Knowing that today nobody would bother reading 1300 pages of gripping evidence he recently decided to take it all to film.
Although things haven`t changed much and all the terrible crimes and irresponsibility involving radioactivity still wait to be assessed, Holger gives us two stunning insights into our recent past that seem to be even too much for Greenpeace to go into. Although Greenpeace promised to help promote the film they remained totally passive and uninvolved since the premiere. This goes along with the refusal of all German film distributors to screen the film and of all TV-stations to broadcast it.
At the OPEN MIND CONFERENCE we dare to listen. And we decided to invite Holger Strohm to a Scandinavia premiere where we are hoping to find a more open audience then back in his home country. “Drifting Unnoticed into Disaster” will be shown on the 19th of October at 20:00 at the Steinerskolen in Bærum.