Experimental Documentary by Mareike Bernien & Alex Gerbaulet

D 2022 | 39 min | DCP | 5.1 | German with English subtitles 

narrated by Katharina Meves, Tucké Royale, Susanne Sachsse, performed by Aline Benecke, Mareike Bernien, Alex Gerbaulet, Ayla Güney, Mirko Winkel

World Premiere: Berlinale Forum Expanded 2022

Director of Photography: Jenny-Lou Ziegel
Sound Engineer: Tom Schön

Produced by pong film, Caroline Kirberg

Realized with the support of GKFD, Stiftung Kunstfonds, FFA


Starting with a map of former uranium mining areas in Saxony and Thuringia, the film embarks on a dizzying journey through time, underground, above ground and into space. In doing so, it traces the sedimented narratives that surround the element uranium materially, geopolitically and metaphorically. How can the spectrum of the visible be shifed to bring its invisible radiation into the picture, to make it audible or perceptible?

photos Jenny-Lou Ziegel © pong film 2022