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Festival Theme 2017: Anthropocene – Welcome to the Human Age

Bugs – Nature's Little Superheroes

Title: Bugs – Nature's Little Superheroes
Original Title: Insekten – Superhelden auf sechs Beinen

Director: Björn Platz
Produced by: a & o buero filmproduktion
Running Time: 52 Minutes
Country: Germany
Year: 2016

Age Guideline:
University and General Public

Category: Ecology & Environment

Screened In: Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Malaysia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Namibia, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa, India

They are small and are not exactly loved by everyone: insects. Yet, insects are much more than just annoying creepy crawlers: they are true mini-geniuses. The documentary shows how the animal superheroes on six legs help solve some of the greatest problems of mankind. For example, by assisting in the development of new biomaterials, scientists can use animal behavior to solve traffic problems. Insects also play an important role in the investigation of more effective antibiotics.