The Age Of Aluminium

  • Awards: Prize of the Ministry of Environment of SR @ Ekotpofilm
  • Aluminum is booming and found its way into every facet of our lives: deodorants, sun lotions, vaccines or filtered drinking water. But what do we actually know about the side effects of our daily companions? The light metal comes with heavy consequences. Latest research links it to the increase in Alzheimer's, breast cancer and food allergies. The complicated mining of aluminum is also an ecological issue.


  • director(s): Bert Ehgartner
  • cinematographer(s): Christian Roth
  • editor(s): Angela Freingruber
  • producer(s): Elisabeth Hinterholzer, Kurt Langbein
  • production company: Langbein & Partner Media
  • script: Bert Ehgartner
  • composer: Thomas Hohl
  • TV channel: ORF (A)

technical data

  • film format: HD
  • audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1, Stereo
  • aspect ratio: 16/9
  • production year: 2012
  • runtime: 52', 90'
  • countries: AUSTRIA
  • genres: environmental, investigative
  • languages: English, French, German, Portuguese
  • subtitles: English


  • "...I admire the film’s honest camera technique, like an observer chronicling the ills of mankind. I suspect some of his subjects might be upset that their comments appeared in this ultimately damning documentary. I can hear Erin Brockovich crying out for the damaged souls."

    "There’s a lot of bad shit in the world. You wouldn’t think aluminium would be one of them. ”The Age of Aluminium” puts us on notice." 


  • FIPA, France
  • Göteborg International Film Festival
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • Transilvania International Film Festival
  • Washington Film Festival

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