Insects are dying out and scientists and environmentalists are sounding the alarm. The film team meets entomologists, farmers, scientists, chemical companies and politicians. These visits are a made in a bid to lay bare the causes of insect mortality.

Environmentalists and scientists now worry about this decline in insect populations. Landscape ecology professor Alexandra-Maria Klein from Freiburg offers her insights in the film. She has been researching the effects of human interventions in natural environments for decades and has launched an experiment in a fruit plantation on Lake Constance. But what happens when they disappear? An ominous silence is settling on places that were once humming and buzzing. Author Christoph Würzburger takes a journey into the fascinating world of insects. He meets entomologists, farmers, scientists, chemical companies and politicians in a search for the causes of insect mortality.

Often overlooked in the discussion about extinction and ecosystems collapsing, this successful group of animals play a vital role in all ecosystems. This documentary explores how their disappearance can have devastating effects on whole ecosystems. At a time when everyone is concerned about the devastation wrought by industrial society on the natural world, it is only right to be concerned about all creatures involved. This documentary captures the truly shocking effect that human cities and development has had on wildlife of all kinds. However, the failure to address the issue of insects going extinct could have devastating impacts on all life on earth.

42 min / 2019/ Directed by Christoph Würzburger

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