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Speed in search of time by Opitz, Florian

"My experience with time by now is limited to the one feeling - I don't have enough." It's a paradox. Never before in history we have worked more efficiently. Never before we have saved time with more sophisticated technologies. Anyway, nearly all of us are feeling an increasing pressure of time. It seems that the same technology that has been invented to make our life better and easier, is now enslaving us. Florian Opitz tries to track down the reasons of our shortage of time and for the constant acceleration of our lives. In his search of lost time he not only questions his own hectic lifestile, but also visits several people, to find out how they deal with time. The pacemakers of the constant acceleration of society as well as dropouts. In Speed. In search of lost time step by step he reveals the disturbing picture of a civilisation, that has disposed of all brake systems and, run by autopilot, goes blindly for unlimited and eternal growth, no matter what the consequences are. But Opitz also tries to find the good life. In the niches of the global capitalism he discovers alternatives to the rat race.

Director
Opitz, Florian
Copyright Holder
Java Films SARL
Duration
52 min.
Year of release
2013
Language
English, German

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