ARD feature film premiere that has it all!
A science fiction film that ran Wednesday at 8:15 pm on ARD bears the provocative name “Ökozid” and is set in the year 2034. This year – it is suggested – the legal processing of the climate crisis will take place. Because the climate catastrophe has left dramatic marks such as drought and floods. The livelihoods of millions of people have been destroyed – so the fiction.
Explosive: Apparently the two “Ökozid” script writers initially had a particularly macabre scenario in mind. Chancellor Angela Merkel should therefore be brought to justice like the Nazis in Nuremberg!
“Initially, for example, Angela Merkel and Gerhard Schröder should be brought to court as defendants, following the example of the Nuremberg Trials,” explains Alexandra Kemmerer, a consultant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. in an interview.
Just because the authors then decided to use the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as the forum for their film, the idea could not be implemented. Because only so-called state proceedings are planned before the ICJ.
But: “In order not to overturn the idea completely, Angela Merkel has now got a prominent witness role in the film,” says Kemmerer.
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Miss Dr. Angela Merkel (Martina Eitner-Acheampong), former Federal Chancellor, in conversation with the judgesPhoto: rbb / zero one film / Julia Terjung
Background: In the film according to the ARD film description Judged before a provisional international court in Berlin on whether German politicians should be held accountable for their failure to protect the climate. Important representatives from politics and business are invited as witnesses.
The script writers Jutta Doberstein and Andres Veiel then apparently sought advice from the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law for the script.
Whether the advice has paid off and how much the film is really pushing its limits remains to be seen.
At the Nuremberg Trials, after the Second World War, German politicians, the military and Nazi functionaries were brought to justice for the first time for their serious crimes against the civilian population during the Nazi era. Twelve defendants were sentenced to death and seven to imprisonment. Three defendants were acquitted and two others were dismissed without conviction.