Homo Sapiens is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain of our lives after we’re gone? Empty spaces, ruins, cities increasingly overgrown with vegetation, crumbling asphalt: the areas we currently inhabit, though humanity has disappeared. Now abandoned and decaying, gradually reclaimed by nature after being taken from it so long ago. Homo Sapiens is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future scenario. It intends to sharpen our eyes for the here and now, and our consciousness of the present.
|Language spoken:||Without dialogue|
|Producers:||Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger, Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer|
20.07.2019Berlin 2016 (Forum)
|Awards (selection):||Wild Dreamer Award (Zagreb, Subersive Film Festival))|
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Cinéma du Réel 2016: THE DREAMED ONES in competition
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