How can we deal with the flood of information that overtakes us each and every day? With knowledge? With power? The German-French TV channel „Arte” explores this in Potsdam, the capital of the Enlightenment, and meets people who simply switch on the light for them.
Potsdam: only a few places in Europe stand so prominently for the spirit of the Enlightenment and the innovation associated with it. It was in Potsdam where Voltaire brought his ideas to the court of Frederick II of Prussia. Potsdam has also proven to be the capital of film – German cinema was born here and has constantly reinvented itself: From silent film, to the talking picture, from black and white to colour. Soon film and cinema will leave the second dimension. This is possible in the volumetric capture studio Volucap, a European pioneering project. Thomas Ebner, CTO at Volucap, explains how progress is revolutionising cinema. Does technology help us understand the world in a better way? See for yourself!