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Film Screening: “HOLY SHIT – Can Poop Save the World?” with director Rubén Abruna

Sculpture of a poop emoji with a halo in front of a sunset

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DEEP PURPLE (EU-Horizon2020 project) will host an exclusive screening of the thought-provoking documentary film, HOLY SHIT: CAN POOP SAVE THE WORLD?, followed by a discussion with the film’s director Rubén Abruña. After the screening, we will discuss the possibilities of waste utilization and showcase some extraordinary waste-based products developed within the DEEP PURPLE project. Secure your spot for an evening of insight, inspiration, and networking. Let’s explore how even our waste can be a resource for positive change!

Ever wondered what happens to the food we digest after it leaves our bodies? Is it merely waste, or could it be a resource that can be reused? Director Rubén Abruña takes us on a captivating journey to 16 cities on four continents, exploring the fascinating world of excreta. From the Parisian sewers to a massive wastewater treatment plant in Chicago, Abruña unravels the mysteries surrounding our waste. The film delves into the potential use of excreta as a fertilizer and the challenges posed by heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Can our waste be the key to solving fertilizer scarcity and promoting sustainability? Discover the answers as Abruña encounters the Poop Pirates in Uganda, explores dry toilets in Sweden, and witnesses localized treatment plants in Hamburg and Geneva. HOLY SHIT is a cinematic exploration that tackles issues of food security, environmental protection, hygiene, and climate change.

Location: 8.OG, Climate Lab


February 29
17:00 - 20:00
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Climate Lab
Spittelauer Lände 45
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