The BOKU-film series is a co-operation of the ethics platform with ÖH-BOKU


Beginning: 6:30 p.m.

PLACE: TÜWI, lecture hall in the 1. basement floor (TÜWI-UG1/02), Dänenstr. 4, 1190 Wien

Poisoning Paradise - Ecocide New Zealand
(Steve & Clyde Graf, 97 Min, 2005 - in englischer Sprache)
For over 15 years the New Zealand Government has been systematically dropping massive amounts of food, laced with the cruel and universally toxic poison “1080” (Sodium Fluoroacetate), into its forest ecosystems. The aim was to fight invasive mammals. But the poison is enough to kill the entire population of New Zealand, 4 times over, every year. No other country is doing, or ever has done, anything remotely similar, on such a scale. What are the human and ecological consequences? What about our perceptions concerning nature and the fact that it is subject to change?


  • Harald Meimberg, Institut für Integrative Naturschutzforschung und Ethikplattform (BOKU)
  • Walter Wenzel, Institut für Bodenforschung (BOKU)
  • Sabine Hille, Institut für Wildbiologie und Jagdwirtschaft (BOKU)

Moderation: Markus Fiebig, Ethikplattform (BOKU)



Aftermath (Raphael Barth, 2013, 83 Min.)

Push (Fredrik Gertten, 2019, 92 Min)

Poisoning Paradise - Ecocide New Zealand (Steve & Clyde Graf, 2005, 97 Min)

Weapon of Choice (Fritz Ofner & Eva Hausberger, 2017, 90 Min)

Countdown am Xingu (Martin Keßler, 2016, 95 Min)

Mountain (Jennifer Peedom, 2017, 90 Min.)

Fishers of men (Migrant Offshore Aid Station Foundation and its artists, 2017, 72 Min)

03.06.2020 CYCLE CINEMA
Seed (Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz, 2016, 94 Min.)


The BOKU-Movies pick up the Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDG) as major topic. These have been determined as development goals by the United Nations. While doing so, we will cooperate with the Center for Development Research (CDR) at the BOKU, as part of the network of international development aid association.

The achievement of 17 main objectives and almost 170 secondary objectives until 2030 should transform our earth in the sense of sustainable development in environmental, economical and social respects.

The SDGs overlap, they are interwoven and pose complex challenges for us. With every one of the films in our program , we present the respective addressed development goal in form of the emblem of the UN.

Implementing the SDGs in Austria: transform or perish?

A short film in accordance to an idea of Georg Gratzer and Axel Mentler (both BOKU), formed within the course Sustainable Land Use in Developing Countries in the summer semester 2016. A second film is currently being produced.



Deficits in respect to a sustainable world are shown and discussed in the BOKU-film series. Films are selected thoroughly with respect to their relevance of ethical aspects of the respective topics. Each film is followed by a panel discussion in order to sensitize the audience members to the ecologic, economic and social conditions worldwide. This shall enable a distinguished view with regard to the film topic. 

Location: Hörsaal GH01, Guttenberghaus, Feistmantelstr. 4


Screenings since 2011

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