Energy Mix and the People of Rottweil

A Model of Energy and Its Consequences

Just as the comic figures Asterix and Obelix oppose the Roman conquerors, so the little town of Rottweil resists the predominance of the energy industry, in order to carry out their own model using decentralized sources of energy. Today, visitors come from around the world to inspect this unique scheme. The mix of different environmentally compatible sources of energy may even one day make big power stations superfluous, as the film, in its light-handed way, demonstrates.

Press reviews:

Süddeutsche Zeitung:
A film about the town of Rottweil’s energy plan doesn’t exactly sound exciting. But that’s what the directors Sigrid Faltin and Peter Ohlendorf make it. They juggle pictures with such freshness that in spite of topics like ‘co-generation plants’ you don’t shut an eye. A worthwhile film.

Heilbronner Stimme:
Why was a program like this again hidden on a local channel instead of being on nation-wide TV?

Produced by


A film by

Sigrid Faltin and Peter Ohlendorf



Running time

30 min.


  • Camera: Dieter Wolf
  • Sound: Hardy Ottersbach
  • Editor: Roswitha Gnädig


1994 Award at the Moscow Environmental Film Festival

„We produce documentary films - it's real life that interests us.“
Sigrid Faltin, white pepper films


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