(PARIS) The controversial documentary “The Uncertainty Has Settled” by filmmaker Marijn Poels won his third award for Best Documentary last night at the Independent Film Festival in Paris.
The documentary, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, already won awards in Los Angeles and Berlin.
According the jury, the film was chosen because it encourages independent thinking and the story serves as a powerful crowbar for opening the debate. “The Uncertainty Has Settled” tackles the sensitive discussion about climate change and energy.
In the film, Poels mainly is visiting farmers in the German state of Saxony Anhalt who suffer from European regulations. Due to a failing agricultural policy and the billions of subsidies for the production of green energy, many farmers have become energy suppliers…instead of food producers.
Poels asks critical questions about climate, science and politics. … Are we actually doing well?
In recent months Poels toured with his film throughout Europe and experienced heated discussions in the cinemas.
“It is an extremely sensitive theme” says Poels. “The film has a lot of resistance and assistance at the same time. There is division, not only in the social but also in the scientific debate. We will pay enormous costs for CO2 reduction.”
Therefore Poels stands for a healthy and open debate.
In January Poels starts production of his sequel. The filmmaker is planning a trilogy. Whether Poels seeks out controversy in his second film, he does not want to say yet.
“It will be a film that encourages independent critical reflection, that’s for sure” the film maker said. More info about film http://www.theuncertaintyhassettled.de
Watch the film on Vimeo for a small fee.
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