Raising Resistance

Raising Resistance

Documentary, 85 min.
Coproduction with foreign director


by Bettina Borgfeld, David Bernet

Germany / Switzerland, April 2011

Agribusiness promises to establish a new, clean and efficient technology for world nutrition with genetic engineering. Higher production and the adaptation of seed to impending climatic changes will make an indispensable contribution to guaranteeing the world’s food supply, they say. This film shows the problems associated with this policy, using the cultivation of soybeans in Paraguay as an example.


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Directed by: Bettina Borgfeld, David Bernet
Written by: Christin Stoltz, Bettina Borgfeld, David Bernet

World Premiere: April 2011
Original Version: English/Spanish/Guarani/Portuguese, colour, 35mm, 85 min.

ISAN: 0000-0001-FB19-0000-2-0000-0000-V

Production: Dreamer Joint Venture, maximage GmbH, Pandora Film Produktion, WDR / ARTE, SRG SSR
Producer: Oliver Stolz, Brigitte Hofer, Cornelia Seitler, Karl Baumgartner

Cinematography: Marcus Winterbauer, Börres Weiffenbach
Editing: Inge Schneider
Location Sound Mix: Jörg Kidrowski, Maximilian Pellnitz, Mauricio Wels
Sound Editing: Oswald Schwander
Sound Design: Sebastian Morsch
Rerecording Sound Mix: Jörg Höhne
Music: Ali N. Askin

Open / CloseWorld Sales / World Rights

World Rights: Dreamer Joint Venture, maximage GmbH

Open / CloseWorldwide Distribution

Distribution Switzerland: Look Now!
Distribution Germany: Pandora Film Verleih GmbH

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Bad Aibling, Nonfiktionale Festival des dokumentarischen Films, Nonfiktionale Preis der Stadt Bad Aibling 2013
  • Banská Bystrica, International Environmental Film Festival ENVIROFILM, Grand Prix 2013
  • Vaasa, Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival, Environmental Award 2012
  • Nyon, Visions du Réel, Prix SRG SSR idée suisse 2011