Interview with Michael Kalb, the producer of the film „Solastalgia“, interviewer Christoph Gröner
“It expresses this feeling people feel while their surrounding nature gets destroyed - we feel it, people living in the rainforest feel it. It’s feeling powerless because you can’t do anything against it.” - Michael Kalb
In this artistic, veracious immersion into the lives of the Fridays for Future generation, Edda has been overcome by this very anguish over the destruction of our planet: solastalgia. Seeking refuge on the North Frisian island of Pellworm, she meets Sophie, a young farmer who is suing the German government for her right to a future.
Michael Kalb, who found his love for film at a young age, can rightly be called a man like an orchestra. He is a director, producer, freelance journalist, presenter, editor, production coordinator, Geggen Gaggas 2.0 lead singer... and probably something extra.