Die Story: Datteln 4

Totgeburt eines Großprojekts?

In May 2020, the Datteln 4 hard coal-fired power plant went on stream. For some, a climate policy lapse, for others a modern 'bridge technology' into a Co2 neutral aeon. Despite the coal phase-out, politicians tried to save the power plant. The film shows what ails many large-scale projects in Germany: Non-transparent upfront agreements, lack of citizen participation, shunting political responsibility to the courts. And it asks who calls the shots when it comes to environmental protection. 

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Director: Florian von Stetten

Born on 12.07.1962 in Haag near Munich. 1981 Abitur in Passau, followed by civilian service. Studied law in Constance, Passau, Frankfurt and Munich, 1st and 2nd state examinations. Studied theater directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. Assistant director at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, the Theater Koblenz and the Schauspiel Köln. From 1994 journalistic traineeship at Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne. Since then freelance author for radio and television.

60 Min.
Director: Florian von Stetten
Script: Florian von Stetten
Cinematography: Krzysztof Hampel
Editing: Manfred Blume
Narrator: Demet Fey
Editor: Gudrun Wolter (WDR)
Producer: Stefan Woestmeyer