Born of the Sun

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Official film description...

Visitors to Sekem come away full of enthusiasm for the things they have seen, heard and experienced.

28 years after Sekem’s founding, what was once an uninhabited expanse of desert 60 kilometres northeast of Cairo has been transformed into a fertile, organically-cultivated landscape. Sekem is the brainchild of Egyptian entrepreneur Ibrahim Abouleish, a remarkable visionary but also a realist. Through his project, he has pioneered a system of biodynamic farming according to stringent Demeter standards. In 2003, Abouleish was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize for his unique model.

As his son, Helmy, points out, “It doesn't take a lot of people to save the world. But someone has to make a start.”

Technical information and screening rights...

Director: Bertram Verhaag
Script: Bertram Verhaag
Production: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
Actors: Ibrahim Abouleish, Helmy Abouleish, Selim Elmasri
Country: Germany
Shooting locations: Egypt
Year: 2008
Run Time: 30 minutes
Language (Audio): English, French, German
Screening rights Austria: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
Original title: Sekem: Aus der Kraft der Sonne

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