Documentary, 45 minutes
Written and directed by Marcus Fischötter
“The prize shall be awarded to the persons who rendered the greatest service to mankind in the previous year”, instructed the Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel in his will. And the committee that carries out Nobel’s last will every year has, in most cases, shown an unfailing judgement. Occasionally, however, the decisions of the committee have also been very controversial. The pacifist Mahatma Gandhi, for instance, never received a Nobel Peace Prize. On the other hand, Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho were honored, though they had been embittered enemies in the Vietnam war for a long time. The history of the Nobel Peace Prize reflects in a unique way the values of the 20th century.
The film includes interviews with Shimon Peres, Lech Walesa, Ruth Brandt, Barbara Lochbihler from Amnesty International, David Trimble, John Hume, Dalai Lama, Rigoberta Menchú and Jose Ramos-Horta.
ECO Media TV-Produktion