30.09. - 09.10.2021

Up in Smoke United Kingdom 2011 | 70 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Adam Wakeling

Adam Wakeling (*1973) studied art and Latinamerican politics in London and Liverpool and has worked for TV since. He now lives in Berlin. Up in Smoke is his documentary debut.

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This is a film about a technique that could save more carbon emissions annually than all global aviation combined. It is a film about one of the biggest contributors to tropical deforestation and global warming: slash and burn agriculture. The film follows British scientist Mike Hands, who has laboured for 25 years to perfect a revolutionary sustainable farming technique to replace slash and burn farming in equatorial rainforests. Now he "only" needs to persuade governments, agencies and, most importantly, the farmers to adopt it.

This event is proudly presented in cooperation with Freundeskreis Filmfest Hamburg e.V.

Original title: Up in Smoke
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Spanish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Adam Wakeling
Producer: Adam Wakeling, Claire Ferguson
Director of Photography: Adam Wakeling
Music: Ken Flanagan, Jocelyn West
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Editor: Claire Ferguson
Sound: 0
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Format: HDCam
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Production: Notion Pictures Ltd. | London | United Kingdom | Phone: +44 7956129085 | Email:


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