SEKEM - Born of the Sun
a film by Bertram Verhaag
Visitors to SEKEM come away full of enthusiasm for the things they have seen, heard and experienced.
28 years after SEKEM’s founding, what was once an uninhabited expanse of desert 60 kilometres northeast of Cairo has been transformed into a fertile, organically-cultivated landscape. SEKEM is the brainchild of Egyptian entrepreneur Ibrahim Abouleish, a remarkable visionary but also a realist. Through his project, he has pioneered a system of biodynamic farming according to stringent Demeter standards. In 2003, Abouleish was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize for his unique model.
As his son, Helmy, points out, “though it takes a lot of people to save the world, someone has to make a start.”
(Language Versions: German, English, French)
|Hoimar-von-Ditfurth-Preis für die beste journalistische Leistung, Ökofilmtour Potsdam 2009 -- Herausragende Leistung, Atlantis Natur- und Umweltfilmfest Wiesbaden 2007|
Buch & Regie
Bertram Verhaag •
Waldemar Hauschild •
• Ton Zoltan Ravasz • Mischung Ralph Bienzeisler • Text und Sprecher Geseko von Lüpke
• Farbkorrektur Jürgen Pertack • Redaktion Thomas von Bötticher, Radio Bremen
In Co-Produktion mit Radio Bremen und ARTE
© 2007 DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH