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

Aftermath (Raphael Barth, 2013, 83 Min.)

in Kooperation with KIÖS (Kommission für interdisziplinäre ökologische Studien der ÖAW)

The Nicobars are a small archipegalo in the Indian Ocean, where one of the last indigenous people lived almost like in a time capsule for 900 years. When the Tsunami struck them in 2004 not only a third of their population died but they were also thrown into a modern world through the wave of aid and relief organisations that arrived on their shores. This aftermath proved to be a bigger catastrophe for their culture than the Tsunami. Today the organisations are leaving and the money is spent. But the Nicobaris embark on the search for a new identity.


  • Raphael Barth, Regisseur
  • Andi Melcher, CDR
  • N.N., Desaster Research Group (BOKU) (request)
  • N.N., Südwind (request)

Moderation: Verena Winiwarter, Institut für Soziale Ökologie (BOKU) und KIÖS



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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