14/06/2021

'On Thin Ice' wins Grand Prix in Graz

With a stringent dramaturgy, this film projects the problems of the north-Siberian Nenets into our reality, without ever becoming striking. The narrative is sensitive and yet consistently implemented. This film is particularly characterized by the careful journalistic research as well as the excellent camera shooting. The environmental changes in the Arctic, caused by the climate warming, are illustrated in an almost prophetic way. Already before the outbreak of the corona pandemic, the director refers to unknown virus species, that are now entering the atmosphere through the thawing of the permafrost. A significant and convincing film document which, due to its seriousness, does not cease to have an impact

- Jury Statement for On Thin Ice