Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – with shovels, excavators or dynamite. The director observes people in mines, quarries, large construction sites in a constant struggle to transform the planet. Canada, United States, Italy, Hungary, Austria: construction sites across the globe changing the very earth under our feet. A daringly new take on the relationship between nature, humankind and architecture.

Nikolaus Geyrhalter (1972, Vienna) is an Austrian filmmaker. He has directed, produced, written, and worked as cinematographer for numerous documentaries. In 1994, he founded his own production company, adding Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger and Wolfgang Widerhofer as shareholders. The company Nikolaus Geyrhalter Films (NGF) produces documentary and fiction features and series for cinema and TV.