Matter out of place

A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, following the traces of our rubbish across the planet

SATURDAY 29 and SUNDAY 30 APRIL - 2pm-7pm
Loop projection (short episodes - total duration 1 hour and 45 minutes) / Botanical Theatre
Curated by RiFF - River Film Festival in collaboration with Centro HIT Unipd

Included in the admission ticket / without reservation

Winner of the WWF Green Pardo as the film which best deals with the environmental theme, the film follows the traces of our rubbish across the planet and sheds light on the endless struggle of people to gain control over the vast quantities of waste that can be found on shores, mountains, ocean floors. It is a film about rubbish, which has spread across the world from many different places: from the mountain tops of Switzerland to the coasts of Greece and Albania, to Nepal and the Maldives, and even to the deserts of Nevada. An unpleasant subject, often forgotten, but which says a lot about the interaction between humankind and the Earth's resources.



Nikolaus Geyrhalter is director, producer, screenplayer and photographer; he is author of Das Jahr nach Dayton (1997), awarded at La Biennale, Berlin Film Festival and at Cinéma du Réel. In 1999, he received the Best documentary award at the European Film Awards with Pripyat.

River Film Festival is an international festival, founded in 2004, characterised by an eclectic and rich programme dedicated to the latest international short films trends. Every summer, the floating screen on the Piovego river in Padua projects a selection of works from all over the world and shot by the most interesting contemporary audiovisual authors, offering emerging talents an exceptional showcase to promote their works to the public and to experts.