Externsteine takes as its subject the rock formation in Germany which attracts neo-Pagans, new-Agers and neo-Nazis to seasonal celebrations, in which each cult relates Externsteine’s extraordinary landscape to their own version of ecological, spiritual and political mythology. Using documentary and fictional means, Externsteine unravels how German Romanticism, contemporary political extremism and new-age spiritualism rework different ideas about history, myth, nature, community and human identity.

Credits

Producer: Karen Russo | Cast: Prof. Dr. Uta Halle, Roland Linde, Robin Jähne, Ewald Ernst, Jürgen Mische, Christian Hinder, Martin Jänicke, Prof. Martin Saler, Marcos Koenders, Stefan Adamik, Alina Lucheniuc, Petra Niemann, Sina Sauerteig | Camera: Henning Stirner, Arturo D. Smith | Editing: Alice Powell, Herbert Hunger | Sound Design: Daniel Meir