Wurzeln des Überlebens

We show a round of people who not only practice but advance the knowledge of organic farming. Each of the farms shown is distinguished by a particular characteristic of the method: Preparation making in biodynamic farming, mother-bonded calf rearing, dual-purpose chickens, agroforestry, and the breeding and archiving of 3000 tomato varieties. Together they form a picture of a world farm that is up to the challenges of the 21st century.


Director: Bertram Verhaag

Bertram Verhaag, born 1944 in Sosnowitz, Upper Silesia studied sociology and economics.
Three years of freelance work in a department for urban development.
1972-75 University of Television and Film, Munich (HFF München)
1976 foundation of DENKmalFilm Productions with Claus Strigel. More than 90 films for cinema and television arose from their cooperation as producers, writers and directors.

98 Min.
Director: Bertram Verhaag
Script: Bertram Verhaag
Cinematography: Waldemar Hauschild, Gerald Fritzen
Editing: Wolfgang Grimmeisen
Music: Michaela Dietl, Fritz Moßhammer, Erwin Rehling, Franz Wechsler
Producer: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
Nominations: Best Independent Production 2021
Website URL: www.denkmal.film