ZDF Enterprises has launched the international distribution of the feature doc ‘Going Circular’ (88’) at Mipcom. From directors Nigel Walk and Richard Dale, Going Circular is produced by ZDF Enterprises-owned production company Off the Fence, co-producer of the 2021 Oscar and BAFTA winner My Octopus Teacher, for Curiosity in association with Arte and ZDF Enterprises.
"Going Circular" unlocks the secrets to an innovative concept called circularity -- an economic system that eliminates waste and saves the planet’s resources. The film tells the story of four visionaries from around the world - 102-year-old inventor Dr. James Lovelock, biomimicry biologist Janine Benyus, designer Arthur Huang, and financier John Fullerton - whose extraordinary experiences changed the way they think about humanity’s future. Each of their stories leads them to a fundamental reassessment of what our food, our cities, our financial system, even our fashion industry could look like if we create and produce within Earth's natural boundaries.
Through the deeply personal transformation of each visionary profiled, the film explores concrete solutions individuals and communities are using to move toward a more circular society based on nature’s universal principles that everything is reused and nothing goes to waste. Ralf Rueckauer, VP ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises said: “We are delighted to offer this ground-breaking film to our clients. ‘Going Circular’ is not only an excellent documentary, it is a very important film for the future of our planet and we are proud to be part of this trend-setting project. At the same time, we feel honored by the trust that has been placed in the ZDF Enterprises group by our long-standing partner Curiosity.“
"This film unlocks the secrets to circularity, showcasing how using nature's universal principles to transform economies can help create a better future for the planet. I hope that the film will inspire viewers to welcome a circular lifestyle," said Ellen Windemuth, co-CEO of Off the Fence.
“It’s no small task to tackle questions about humanity’s future on our planet,” said Rob Burk, Head of Original Content for Curiosity. “‘Going Circular’ examines the challenges we face, but at its core, the film explores the real-world solutions that are transforming how we survive and thrive, and it’s an honor to partner with the incredible storytellers at Off the Fence and ZDF Enterprises to bring this documentary to viewers around the world.”