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Challenge

Germany, 1976 (MIFF 1978)

Director: Eckehard Munck

With its dwindling resources, the Earth will not be able to support its growing population with food and consumer goods. For the next millennium, technology will have to be reoriented towards providing the essentials for mankind's survival. This is the thesis the film expounds and illustrates.

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