This series tells the story of five exceptional islands. They are beautiful and fascinating, but above all exemplary. Farmers, business people, engineers and scientists on these islands have taken on the challenge or revolutionising energy provision – without oil, coal, gas or nuclear power.
The people who live on these islands have been battling against the forces of nature for centuries. Now they intend to use the power of water, the waves, the tides, the wind, geothermal energy and the sun for a better future. These islands are laboratories of hope that are showing the rest of the world how climate protection can be achieved and, above all, that it works.
The Danish island of Samsø, the Canary island of El Hierro, Madeira, Iceland and Orkney in Scotland have discovered pathways to the future without destroying their breathtaking landscapes. The self-contained episodes all document amazing energy projects, which demonstrate that the protection of our climate and environment is not a question of more or less sun, North or South, or rich or poor, but depends on vision, inventiveness and staying power.
Stunning footage filmed from helicopters and drones and spectacular landscape photography help make the ’Islands of the Future’ series an extraordinary mental, emotional and visual experience.
Five-part documentary series produced by LÄNGENGRAD Filmproduktion in coproduction with ARTE G.E.I.E., with the participation of Ushuaïa TV, in cooperation with SEPPIA; for WDR
El Hierro – Visionaries at the end of the world
Madeira – Struggle for water and power
Orkney – The blue revolution
Samsø – The community of power
Iceland – Green paradise at the crossroads
All episodes in this series:
Production of documentary films and magazine reports especially for television in Germany and France. Main topic fields: science, medicine, wildlife, the environment, globalisation and current affairs. Presented with over 60 national and international awards.