Black Soil

In 1994, the Komi Republic in northwest Russia suffered the worst oil spill ever to occur on land. 100.000 tons leaked into the fragile tundra. Cleanup actions by locals took two years. Many of them later died from the effects of the oil disaster.

Director: Christopher Stöckle

Christopher Stöckle was born on 04.11.1985 in Karlsruhe. After graduating from high school in 2005, he completed a voluntary social year in a center for former drug addicts in the Czech Republic. In the following year, Christopher worked as an intern at the advertising film production company Leithaus and at the film production company Maran Film for half a year each. In 2009, he interned at the arte editorial department for culture and science at the Second German Television in Mainz. After completing his undergraduate studies in Film Studies in Mainz in 2010, Christopher transferred to the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, where he studied directing/documentary film from October 2010. In 2016, he graduated with a diploma in documentary film directing.

47 Min.
SUB: German
Director: Christopher Stöckle
Script: Christopher Stöckle
Cinematography: Christopher Stöckle
Editing: Svenja Baumgärtner
Music: Marc Stöckle
Narrator: Igor Hohlovkin
Editor: Servus TV
Producer: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Nominations: Best Newcomer 2017
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