The Green Obsession - The Hunt for the Perfect Lawn

Culture & Art 52' or 43' 2010 HD

Perfect lawns fascinate people around the world and adresses human passion since the 18th century. How natural, however, is this phenomenon, that has to be preserved from heat and wild herbs constantly? In which aspect does the pursuit of the perfect green monoculture reflect our relationship to nature?

From highly specialized sod farmers, to geneticists devoted to the perfect seed mixture, golf course managers, lawn mower collectors, producers of artificial grass and even people who risk jail for not mowing their front lawn - protagonists from all over Europe and the US share their experience.

'The Green Obsession' reveals the true nature of lawns.

Produced by

Werwiewas Medienproduktion


English, German, French


ZDF, arte

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