The Price of My LifePeter Scharf

How much is a human life worth? Director Peter Scharf asks this particularly fascinating question in The Price of My Life. With a camera on his shoulder, he travels around the world to find equally fascinating answers. What is an arm worth? Or a liter of blood? And can we express a human life in euros?

Suppose you sold your body in pieces, how much money would you get? Peter Scharf carefully examines the monetary value of a human life. He travels to various countries and asks what price we can put on a human body. He discovers many different perspectives. Insurance companies and governments determine how much a person's life is economically worth. Scharf talks to experts who have to convert lives into figures but presents this serious subject with a dash of humor.


This film is part of...

It's the economy stupid

Economy. Otherwise known as those pages in the newspaper most people skip. However, economy plays a fundamental role in everyone’s life: will I find a job? Why is real estate so expensive? How can a country go bankrupt? Whether you like it or not, it’s all about the money ... DOCVILLE looks at this multifaceted theme from macro-economics to mini projects with a guaranteed basic income to the intriguing world of behavioral economy in which the often irrational behavior of people is translated into predictable models.



Economy Mildly comical

DOCVILLE is uitgesteld tot 23/9-1/10/2020. Meer info snel

Filminfo

Directed by Peter Scharf
Germany
2014 90 min.
German
Subtitles: English


Programme

It's the economy stupid

credits
Director

Peter Scharf

Producer

Birgit Schulz

Production company

Bildersturm Filmproduktion

Cinematography

Oliver Schwabe

Editing

Oliver Held

Music

Christian Sasse

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