MODERNE RUINEN . documentary
52min documentary . ZDF/arte Germany . Global Screen
Production: Gebrüder Beetz . Director: Reinhild Dettmer-Finke . Service Production: POWER AND GLORY FILMS
Diamonds made Kolmannskuppe once the richest town in Africa - at the beginning of 20th century - a very German town in the middle of the Namib desert. All these is gone by now. The remaining houses are vanishing in the shifting sand dunes, nature is slowly taking over civilisation. Today former glory sets an adventurous playground for photographers, clever travel agents and tourists.