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  • Karl Ludwig Schweisfurth - ehemals Fließbandmetzger - erschuf mit seiner symbiotischen Landwirtschaft ein ökologisches Tierparadies
  • … the butcher who loves the animals is a good butcher. What appears to be an ironic principle has been implemented by Karl Ludwig Schweisfurth making it possible again to say with a good conscience: “We must kill in order to live; we live of off other life”.
    After turning his back on the meat industry, Schweinsfurth founded the Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstätten. Now a model for sustainable agriculture and food production, it aims to create a holistic, ecologic environment, giving the animals a decent life and achieving top results in health standards and quality.
    That alone was not enough for him though. The “growing and reaping” of meat has to become a connected process one can see and understand again. This is the idea with which Karl Ludwig Schweinsfurth stages a slaughter ceremony amidst his symbiotic farm which offers the animals a free life in nature. Following the old, traditional butchery craft, he demonstrates how an animal can be led to death with care and respect - honouring life.
  • Director: Bertram Verhaag
  • Director of photography: Waldemar Hauschild, Pauli Hien, Sebastian Felsch, Gerald Fritzen
  • Editor (Cut): Stefan Frank
  • Sound: Andy Kickel, Markus von Kleist
    • Production company: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
  • (2011) Berlinale / CULINARY CINEMA, Berlin
  • (2011) Ökofilmtour, Potsdam
  • (2011) Naturvision, Neuschönau
  • (2011) Atlantis Natur- und Umweltfest, Wiesbaden




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