Ahoy Utopia! (WT) 2019 - 2020

Director: Greta Taubert & Friedemann Hottenbacher | Documentary | ca. 90 min.

If we had the chance to build the world from scratch, what would it look like? Utopian and writer Greta Taubert goes on a journey to explore platforms on the world’s last free space: water. She meets people that build rafts, swimming houses, communities, gardens, animal farms, clubs, saunas and even floating nations. Her journey takes her from an autarkic DIY island in Canada to vibrant floating fisher villages in Vietnam, from the urban houseboat hipsters in Berlin to the first swimming cow farm in Rotterdam – and even further. The water pioneers show what this uncertain element can teach about our uncertain future – and how to get along with it.

The film accompanies Greta’s search for hope in times of global crisis – by diving into the world’s most prommising projects for life on water.

Script:

Greta Taubert

Photography:

Johannes Praus

Editor:

Charlotta Kittel

Producer:

Jürgen Kleinig, Neue Celluloid Fabrik

Funding:

Development Funding MDM