THE RETURN OF THE PLAGUES
DOCUMENTARY / A, D 2007 / HD CAM / 5 EPISODES AT 52 MINUTES EACH
A 5-part TV documentary by Johannes Backes and Herbert Ostwald
To force the exodus of the people of Israel from Egypt, God brings ten plagues upon the Egyptians, according to the Bible. He lets the environment and the weather play havoc, rivers to flood its banks and sends swarms of locusts and hail storms to destroy the crops of the farmers…3500 years later. It looks almost like the biblical plagues have returned to the present. Disastrous cyclones and huge tidal waves, deadly epidemics and contaminated water – is this nature’s revenge for the over-exploitation we have practiced in subduing it? In five episodes the “Return of the plagues” provides exciting answers to this question. The search leads the viewer around the globe to unusual locations on all five continents. Here he meets researchers and scientists who have taken up the fight against the plagues and who show us what we can do to prevent them from advancing further.
Christiane von Schwind
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