Better Science

Documentary | Germany | 2021 | 24'

Co-directed with Jorge Loureiro

Screened at DokKassel, 2021, nominated to Golden Key Award;
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2022;
IG Farben Haus Frankfurt, 2022;
Public Fictions Leverkusen Exhibition, 2022

The film investigates the mysterious disappearance of sculptures from a park belonging to the global headquarters of chemical corporation Bayer in Leverkusen. The statues had been commissioned in the 1930s to Fritz Klimsch, a German sculptor included in Goebbels’ “Gottbegnadete” list of crucial artists to Nazi culture.

Shot over three years with the background of Bayer’s 2018 acquisition of Monsanto, the film sheds new light on the relationship between the German agrochemical giant and its Nazi past as the chemical conglomerate IG Farben.

Featuring dialogues with lawyers, Brazilian land activists, a bomb disposal expert and Bayer’s CEO, Better Science is a poetic take on the company’s  massive expansion of its global power.