by Eline Kersten
NL, 2021

Stills aus Ur

‘Ur’ is a film about the disappear­ance of Europe’s last primeval
forest. The future of this natural environment is under pressure,
because of conflicting political interests. ‘Ur’ shows how political
decision­ making influences the formation of landscape. The film gives a
voice to the people who have been involved in the disappearance and the
future of this forest, from the Polish government to lawyers of Client
Earth as well as the European Commission. Ultimately, it brings into
view what the death of a living organism means.