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Without This World

Project information

Talent Nora Fingscheidt
Role of participant Director
Director Nora Fingscheidt
Producer Peter Hartwig
Status finished

Production details

Running time 115 min
Genre Documentary
Year of production 2017
Countries of Production Argentina , Germany
Production Companies
kineo Filmproduktion
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel


WITHOUT THIS WORLD is a gentle portrait of an conservative Mennonite colony, a bizarre and lovable society between isolation and change.

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Argentina, 2016: in an almost forgotten region in the north 700 Mennonites of German origin strive for a tough and pious life under God. They live an 18th-century-life without electricity, music or any of the amenities modern life could afford them. Their only textbook in school ist he bible. Eighteen years ago, the colonists travelled here from Mexico to escape all influences of the modern world. But while the older generation worries about the future, the younger generation seeks for influences from the outside world. The film WITHOUT THIS WORLD is a portrait of the colony „Durango“, a bizarre world, by turns eerie and mesmerizingly beautiful, right under the blazing sun of the Argentinian savannah.

Participation in international festivals / awards

2017 Max Ophüls Preis, Germany
Winner Best Documentary