Life Dies in Absence of Love

The Ruhr case #1

At some point, it was clear that the coal and steel industry will shrink in Germany to a competitive player for steel specialities. In Dortmund that meant the sale of a whole steel plant to China. But what then? After some research, the public learned that the plant will be replaced by a lake surrounded by a posh neighbourhood, a social-democratic kind of social trickle-down economics. But the result is much better than the story may sound. We documented the 10 years genesis of the Phoenix See neighbourhood . Below a trailer of the 90 min. documentation.