Denkmal-Film Verhaag


SEKEM




SEKEM - Born of the Sun

a film by Bertram Verhaag

45 min

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, “It doesn't take a lot of people to save the world. But 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 Kamera Waldemar Hauschild Schnitt Verena Schönauer
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