DOCUMENTARY

White Coal

Georg Tiller
White Coal is less a film about coal, although it uses the material as its source of investigation, than an exploration into motifs of industrial films from the 1920s to the present. Loosely inspired by Hermann Melville’s The Confidence Man, a story about a blind passenger aboard a Mississippi steamboat, one thread of the film follows a crew of workers on a Polish coal ship. A second thread portrays the architecture and circumstances of coal burning at the world’s largest coal-burning power plant, located in Taychung, Taiwan.
Technical Data
Running time: 70
Format: 16 mm
Screen ratio: 1:.1.85
Language spoken: Chinese, English, German
Production year: 2015
Credits
Director(s): Georg Tiller
Writer(s): Georg Tiller
Cinematographer(s): Claudio Pfeifer
Producers: Georg Tiller
Premiere:
2015
Rotterdam (IFF)
Production company
Subobscura Films
Auhofstraße 43
1130 Vienna
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