A report from the future: the film is set in the year 2012 and develops a positive scenario of how our mobility might be 20 years later. The starting point in 2012 is that we took 2002’s threatening traffic collapse seriously – mammoth traffic jams, immense pollution, road rage. For their part, the developing countries only agree to stop becoming motorized, if Europe is willing to cut back on its cars. In short, the traffic collapse demands an immediate about face. The collapse of the automobile society came as unexpectedly as the collapse of the communist regimes in eastern Europe thirteen years ago.
One who was able to make a fortune out of the turn of events was Daniel G., one of the automobile industry’s original thinkers and now the chairman of the board of an international corporation. He manages to turn things around, from a car to a mobil corporation. This is the story of how he did it and how life went on after the traffic collapse.
In spite of its utopian character, Sigrid Faltin and Peter Ohlendorf’s film is a portrait of the present.
The directors Sigrid Faltin and Peter Ohlendorf once again give us a sample of their creativity and humor.
Because what we think today closely influences what we do tomorrow, their optimism isn’t naive but rather ingenious.
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A film by
Sigrid Faltin and Peter Ohlendorf
- Camera: Dieter Wolf
- Sound: Berthold Kramp
- Editor: Roswitha Gnädig
1992 Ökomedia Award for the Best Artistic Achievement
Jury comment: By giving this Ökomedia Award to the film "Daniel G.”, the jury hopes to help the film’s futuristic visions become reality.
1993 Honorary Award of the International Informative Film at the Ekofilm Festival in Ostrava,
1996 Award at the International Festival for Ecological Films in St. Petersburg, Russia
Jury comment: This production is a firework of proposals, a vision, not a dream, because all shown solutions are realistic. A precise camera and a clear text complement this excellent film.