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DUST

Germany / Switzerland, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Documentaries)

Director: Hartmut Bitomsky

"Wherever we go it has beaten us; wherever we turn, it follows us. We're surrounded by it, it gets inside us, we shed it... it nestles right into the despair of its own existence" - filmmaker Hartmut Bitomsky

The bane of cleaners and allergy sufferers everywhere, dust is so tiny, so minute, that most of us don't think twice before sucking it up or sweeping it under the carpet. Documentary filmmaker Hartmut Bitomsky gets out the microscope to magnify a culture of dust, via the work of cleaners, factory workers, lab technicians, botanists, meteorologists, astronomers and artists, all of whom are defined by this ubiquitous substance.
Dust gives a close up of a never-ending battle against an enemy that can't be beaten.


D/S Hartmut Bitomsky P Heino Deckert WS Deckert Distribution
L Geman w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/90mins

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