We Feed The World
Almost 1 billion of people are starving worldwide. But the food we are currently producing could feed 12 billion of people. The amount of bread thrown away in Vienna every day corresponds to the amount of bread used on a daily basis in a city like Graz (250 000 inhabitants).
Let's Make Money
After ''We Feed the World'', the spectacular documentary about our foodstuffs, the film-maker Erwin Wagenhofer presents us his new, shocking documentary. ''Let's Make MONEY'' follows the tracks of our money through the worldwide finance system.Wagenhofer looks behind the scenes of the colourful backdrop of banks and insurance companies. What does our pension provision have to do with the property blow-up in Spain? We don't have to buy a home there in order to be involved. As soon as we open an account, we're part of the world-wide finance market - whether we want to be or not. The bank enters our account into the global money circuit. Possibly banks or pension funds lend our money to speculators.We customers have no idea where our debtor lives and what he does to pay our interest fees. Most of us aren't even interested, because we like to follow the call of the banks: ''Let your money work''. But money can't work. Only people, animals or machines can work.
orn in 1961 in Amstetten, Lower Austria
graduated from the Vienna Institute of Technology TGM, Department of Communications Engineering and Electronics
worked for three years as developer at Philips Austria, Video Department
1983–1987 freelance director and assistant camera operator for various productions, feature films and documentaries at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)
since 1987 freelance writer and filmmaker
1995–2000 guest lecturer at the Danube University Krems
since 2002 guest lecturer at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
documentaries and feature films for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) and Bavarian Broadcasting (BR)
image films/industry, TV/cinema commercials, tourism films, medical-scientific informational film, etc .
FILMOGRAPHY - SHORT FILMS
1981 "Endstation Normal" (Ultimate Destination Normal)
1982 "Der Stumme Frühling" (Silent Spring)
1983 "Das Loch" (The Hole) Cracow Film Festival
FILM PORTRAITS OF VISUAL ARTISTS
1988 "Das Fragmentarische in der Kunst" (Fragments in Art) about and with the artist Oswald Oberhuber, shown on the ORF programme "Kunststücke" and at the Austrian Film Days in Wels
1990 "Wettertanz" (Weather Dance) about and with C.L. Attersee, shown on ORF's "Artgenossen", at the Film Festival Neubrandenburg in Germany, the Cracow Film Festival and the Austrian Film Days in Wels
"Chasing after the Molecule"
Fundación Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Off Screen", portraits of people in the film industry (celebration of 100 years of cinema)
"Menschen am Fluss", (People on the River) featuring boatsmen on the Danube, shown on ORF's "Nightwatch", at the Diagonale film festival in Graz and at a special exhibition for the 50th anniversary of the Danube Commission in Budapest
"Die vergorene Heimat" (Fermented Homeland) Bavarian Broadcasting
"Artist in Residence Vol. 01" Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Chancellery
"Daheim in Europa" (At Home in Europe) documentary about Europe 10 years after the fall of the iron curtain
"Artist in Residence Vol. 02" Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Chancellery
"Der Gebrauch des Menschen" (The Use of Man) documentary about and with Aleksandar Tisma
Academy of Arts, Berlin
"Vergiss Neider!" (Forget Neider!) screenplay
"Limes ... Aktion Limes" Diagonale film festival in Graz, Cork Film Festival, Austrian Film Museum
"Agnes ..." short feature film
"Moving Vienna" film portrait of Vienna for the 46th World Congress of the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) in China
"C2H5OH - Äthanol oder schlicht ALKOHOL" (C2H5OH–Ethanol or Just ALCOHOL) documentary film script
"Operation Figurini" documentary
"Ach Paul ..." (Oh, Paul …) feature film script
"We Feed the World" documentary