Checker Tobi – The Paper-Checken

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Festival Theme 2016: Material Science

Checker Tobi – The Paper-Check

Title: Checker Tobi – The Paper-Check
Original Title: Checker Tobi – Der Papier-Check

Format: Edutainment
Director: Martin Tischner & Johannes Honsell
Produced by: megaherz gmbh film und fernsehen
Running Time: 25 Minutes
Country: Germany
Year: 2015

Age Guideline:
Primary School (9-11)

Category: Family Edutainment

Screened In:Egypt, Gulf Region, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Palestine, Philippines Sudan, Thailand, Vietnam

Tobi wants to go to sea – in a paper boat. In order to do so, he consults paper sculptor Frank who works as a lifeguard in Uffing. First of all, the construction material needs to be studied. In the paper factory in Gmund, Tobi learns how paper is produced. Having created some fine quality paper, he then sets out to investigate the ancient Egyptians – the inventors of papyrus. During a visit to a recycling plant, he learns how machines are used to reprocess waste paper. At present, 20 million tons of paper are recycled annually in Germany.