Saving the Baltic Sea

 

Filmmaker Mattias Klum is spending the next ten years documenting the efforts to save the Baltic Sea. Focusing on the decision-making processes for environmental, scientific and political issues. The aim is to produce a television documentary every other year in cooperation with public service broadcasters around the region.

The first programme will be completed in the autumn of 2009. At the same time, production of an international feature documentary will begin (for release in 2017) as well as creation of a range of interactive educational material for use in the whole Baltic region.

The efforts to save the sea are spoiled by national disagreements and short-term interest.

The future and life quality of 90 million people are affected by the Baltic Sea environment. The next ten years will be critical. Can we save the sea that ties us together?

The project has applied for funding from the Baltic Sea 2020 foundation and has already been granted support until 2011. The intention is to further finance the project through various other European television companies and film funds.

This feature film is part of the overall Baltic Sea Media Project, Basmap, in collaboration with Folke Rydén and Folke Rydén Production.

Please visit Baltic Sea Media Project.

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum





 

 


 

 

The Coral Eden

 

A documentary film for television about a fragile realm

 

Mattias Klum

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Humanity’s greatest challenge now lies in achieving a sustainable living, while preserving biodiversity and protecting the Earth’s natural resources for generations to come. The environmental issues facing the oceans are many and well known: ocean acidification, toxins, overfishing, influence of war, immense littering, coral bleaching and sea transport, among other threats. Our aim with this film is to highlight the importance of a functional marine ecosystem by taking the viewer to one of the last untouched places in the world, where biodiversity still flourishes and where people still live in harmony with nature.

 

Title: The Coral Eden

Genre: Documentary

Length: 52 min

Format: RED / Full HD

Director: Mattias Klum

Cinematographers: Mattias Klum, Eric Börjesson, Peter Östlund

 


 

Funk for Life with Nils Landgren

 

Together with internationally known jazz musician and composer Nils Landgren and Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Mattias Klum and his team (Peter Östlund and Samuel Svensäter) went to Nairobi, Kenya for a joint music and filmproject.

Together they want to communicate how music can spread meaningfulness, joy and hope to the kids in Kibera. This project will support the work of Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, Sweden.

Mattias Klum

Photo: Samuel Svensäter





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Testament of Tebaran

 

A nomad's final words before becoming extinct.

In this revealing and powerful testimony, the last man of a dying Bornean tribe tells his story while unaware consumers shop for the products that cause his extinction.

Palm oil, in the West an ingredient in numerous consumer products, is also marketed as a green alternative to conventional fuel. But, in fact, it is causing the destruction of Borneo’s rain forests. It imperils one of the world’s last peoples remaining true to the oldest of human lifestyles. The nomadic Penan are about to become extinct.

For Tebaran, it is almost over. He has fought a losing battle and is now a wanted man. But before he and his people vanish for good, Tebaran will – for the first time – speak his mind.

Title: The Testament of Tebaran
Genre: Documentary
Length: 52 min
Format: RED / Full HD
Director: Mattias Klum
Cinematographers: Mattias Klum, Peter Östlund
 

Mattias Klum

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EXPEDITIONSVERIGE.SE (Expedition Sweden)

 

"The things that fascinate us and we learn to appreciate is what we want to preserve."
- Mattias Klum


Expeditionsverige.se - a long term project to touch, move and inspire people in Sweden to take an active interest in matters concerning our nature and environment.

 

After more than 20 years of documenting nature and wildlife around the world, Mattias Klum now sets focus on Sweden. Together with his team, Mattias seeks to draw attention to the rare beauty of Swedish nature. Both the extraordinary that few of us ever get to see and the everyday miracles we tend to take for granted.

 

The aim is to act as a source of inspiration. Expeditionsverige.se wants to inspire both individuals and companies to rethink their daily choices, make changes and run projects of their own about sustainable growth. A goal during this first five year long period is to have more than 50% of Swedish high school and college students involved in projects related to sustainable growth.

 

The project will result in a feature documentary, a TV series, an interactive web site and education material among other things.

 

For more information about the project and how you can contribute please visit Expeditionsverige.se.

Mattias Klum

Photo: Mattias Klum





 

 


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