17th Seoul Eco Film Festival – Opening Film

Who We Were by Marc Bauder will open the 17th Seoul Eco Film Festival (Korea) which is taking place online and in selected theaters from June 3rd – 9th, 2021.

About the festival:
Launched in 2004, The Seoul Eco Film Festival(SEFF) as a festival that seeks the co-existence of the environment and humans, and discuss future alternatives and its practice, we have been showcasing outstanding Korean and international works dealing with pending global environmental issues. Furthermore, SEFF has made a major contribution in raising the public’s environmental sensibilities through the unique and entertaining hands-on events and educational programs it offers.

Who We Were by Marc Bauder – Germany | 2021 – 114 minutes
Korean Premiere | Documentary

“What will future generations make of us? Will they look back on us in despair? Are we creating history where we can speak proudly about who we are? This year’s opening film, Who We Were, examines the current state of the world through striking encounters with six major modern thinkers and scientists. Alexander Gerst (astronaut), Sylvia Earle (oceanographer), Dennis Snower (economist), Matthieu Ricard (molecular biologist and monk), Felwine Sarr (economist and sociologist) and Janina Loh (philosopher) invite us on their journeys and share their deep insight.

We gaze at the planet Earth through the eyes of an astronaut, explore the depth of the ocean in a submarine, wander around Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, investigate polluted areas in Fukushima, and attend the World Summit to hear about the relationship between climate change and the global economy. These moving scenes of today’s world reveal our connectivity through a combination of various perspectives.

The fascinating and brilliant images in Who We Were capture the fathomlessness of the Earth. All in all, the film conveys hope and the possibility of change for the Earth.

Screening Dates:
June 3rd, 2021 | Thursday | Digital Screening | 20:00 pm
June 4th, 2021 | Friday | Digital Screening | 10:00 am
June 5th, 2021 | Saturday | MEGABOX Seongsu 2 | 14:00 pm


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