• Fragment uitHomo sapiens - Musica Sacra
  • Fragment uitHomo sapiens - Musica Sacra
  • Fragment uitHomo sapiens - Musica Sacra
  • Fragment uitHomo sapiens - Musica Sacra
  • Fragment uitHomo sapiens - Musica Sacra
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Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2016 94 minutes Switzerland, Germany, Austria no dialogue 16 September 2017 Nederlands

HOMO SAPIENS is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain of our lives after we’re gone?

The images could be taken from a science fiction film set on planet Earth after it's become uninhabitable. Abandoned buildings: housing estates, shops, cinemas, hospitals, offices, schools, a library, amusement parks and prisons. Places and areas being reclaimed by nature, such as a moss-covered bar with ferns growing between the stools, a still stocked soft drinks machine now covered with vegetation, an overgrown rubbish dump, or tanks in the forest. All these locations carry the traces of erstwhile human existence and bear witness to a civilisation that brought forth architecture, art, the entertainment industry, technologies, ideologies, wars and environmental disasters. In precisely framed wide shots, Nikolaus Geyrhalter's static camera shows us the present post-apocalypse. There are no people in his film, and yet - as the title pointedly suggests - he has his eye on nothing less than the future of humanity.

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