CHRIST MEDIA FILMPRODUCTION

Christ Media Film Production has been making documentaries, news features and reports for public television since 1997 – programming that is exciting, informative and entertaining. We scour the world for extraordinary stories and take a look at familiar topics through new eyes. Along the way, we encounter people from all over the globe who amaze us and move us deeply time and time again. Christ Media also develops and produces corporate videos for industry and organizations.

CHRIST MEDIA FILMPRODUCTION

Christ Media Film Production has been making documentaries, news features and reports for public television since 1997 – programming that is exciting, informative and entertaining. We scour the world for extraordinary stories and take a look at familiar topics through new eyes. Along the way, we encounter people from all over the globe who amaze us and move us deeply time and time again. Christ Media also develops and produces corporate videos for industry and organizations.

The Future of Travel

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Broadcast dates

FRIDAY | 8. APRIL 2022
arte · 11.05 am
and in the arte media library

TUESDAY | 19. APRIL 2022
arte · 11.15 pm
and in the arte media library

TUESDAY | 26. APRIL 2022
3sat makro · 28 mins · 11.25 pm

The Future of Travel

A film by Antje Christ | ZDF/ARTE, 3sat, ZDFinfo 2021, 52 mins

Deciding between exotic destinations and holidays at home – Will we ever be able to fly again without feeling guilty? We examine the tourism business today and ask how it envisages the future.
At the latest since the pandemic brought the tourist industry to a standstill, one thing is for sure: too much travel is bad for the environment. Tourism transforms entire regions, profoundly impacts communities and often brings benefits for only a very few. But our desire to travel remains unbroken. Do travellers have to decide between the two extremes: exotic destinations (and high carbon footprints) or holidays at home? Given the climate emergency, can we fly without feeling guilty? How environmentally damaging are cruises? And what does it mean to have a sustainable holiday? The documentary examines an industry that had got ahead of itself even before it was hit by the pandemic. We hear from mayors, tourism managers, a climate expert, internet activist and a sociologist. The film travels to the European tourist hotspots of Barcelona, Venice and Dubrovnik. The tiny island of Palau in the Pacific Ocean demonstrates how sustainable travel can be sensibly organized and a Paris start-up develops a concept for virtual travel experiences.

Writer and Director: Antje Christ
Camera: Alessandro Leonardi, Martin Christ, Roland Wagner, Ante Cvitanović, Martin Sundara, Marcel Schmitz
Sound: Manuela Patti, Sias van Zyl, Alexander Tower, Marko Marjanović, Steven Altig
Editing: Susanne Bröskamp
Music: Karl-Heinz Blomann
Sound Mix: studio b media
Color Correction: Act HeadQuarter Media
Narrator: Katrin von Chamier
Producer: Antje Christ
Commissioning editor: Susanne Mertens