In retrospect: Volcano Unzen and Hongkong


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Actor Oliver Hörner and guide Taku Morimato in front of Unzen's lava dome
Actor Oliver Hörner and guide Taku Morimato in front of Unzen's lava dome
Team Hongkong: Norbert Kempe (sound), Shirley Kwan (guide), Wieland Scharf (production), André Schmidtke (camera) & Michael Stroh (director)
Team Hongkong: Norbert Kempe (sound), Shirley Kwan (guide), Wieland Scharf (production), André Schmidtke (camera) & Michael Stroh (director)

In September 2019, two teams toured the south of Japan over a three week period. After visiting Nagasaki and the Goto Islands, the volcano Unzen on the Shimabara peninsular - one of the most fiery mountains - was the next attraction. There the camera crew around actor Oliver Hörner not only got to the bottom of the dangers and safety measures of Mount Unzen, but also the blessings of the volcanism: mineral-bearing as well as fertile grounds and hot springs.

 

The production in Hongkong in the beginning of October was dedicated to the ongoing rebuilding of the local infrastructure as part of the metropole's integration into the greater region of the chinese Pearl River Delta. Since Hongkong struggles with numerous environmental problems amongst others, an inventory of actions taking on sustainable energy generation and recycling consumer goods were therefore in the spotlight. It then became apparent: Hongkong is a city in a state of flux, with the strive for more democracy, social reformation and better environmental conditions determining day-to-day-politics.

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