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War or Peace

GER 2024, 86 min

The film tells the story of a planned transformation of the former military base Wünsdorf into an ecological campus.


Wünsdorf is a former military base in Brandenburg (Germany), which the Russian army had left in 1994. The First and Second World Wars were planned and executed from here as well as the Cold War. The architect, urban planner and pioneer of ecological urban development Prof. Dr. Ekhart Hahn stands up for a sustainable transformation. During the making of the film, the war breaks out in Ukraine. Russia’s invasion gives the former military site and the film a new meaning.


WAR OR PEACE  Film, Talk and Live-Act
Friday, 06/14, 19:00, at Akademie der Künste (AdK) Hanseatenweg, Studio > Tickets

The film screening will be followed by a live act with Mona Mur & Band and a discussion moderated by Bert Rebhandl. Guests include Elfi Mikesch, the team, Ekhart Hahn (architect, urban ecologist and head of the Eco City), Eva Mattes (actress who has been involved in the Eco City [r]evolution for years), Sieghard Auer (artist) as well as Mona Mur, En Esch and Gerhard A. Schiewe (music).

Awards and Festivals

-  achtung berlin Filmfestival - Competition Documentary Film, 2024


Director and Screenplay
Elfi Mikesch
Eva Mattes, Ekhart Hahn, Insa Winkler, Ahmad Winkler, Sieghard Auer, Hans-Albert Hoffmann, Thomas Schulz, Konrad Schlaich, Yoshimi Hashimoto, Jon Soon, Elena Schmidt, Michael Hanemann, Leonard Scheicher, Mona Mur & Band (En Esch, Gerhard A. Schiewe, Thomas Stern)
Thomas Ladenburger, Elfi Mikesch
Lilly Grote
Mona Mur
Frank Brummundt
Color Grading
Matthias Behrens
Titel Design
Studio Micado
Sound Design and Sound Mix
Jochen Jezussek
Production Assistant
Viviana Kammel, Anna Bitter
Jens Stubenrauch
Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Filmgalerie 451
In Coproduction with
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb)
Funded by
Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM)
German Premiere
achtung berlin Filmfestival, 04/14/2024

Grafikdesign: Studio micado