Algae blooms, dead sea beds – the Baltic Sea is suffering.

Slimy and disgusting algae have become a daily problem for holiday-makers along the Baltic shores. Industrial emissions and untreated municipal sewage water have over the last century left the sea suffocated.

This is common knowledge and efforts are being made to cope with the problem.

However, something quite appalling is about to happen, something that is not as widely known.

Enormous new animal farms are mushrooming in new EU-countries, Belarus and Russia. Causing major surface runoff to the sensitive landlocked sea

For the first time, the people around the Baltic Sea will get this complex situation explained, learn about possible solutions and actions and hear from the politicians responsible.

From the makers of award-winning documentary For Cod’s Sake comes the second film in the series about the Baltic Sea.

Duration: 52 and 58 min.

World Premiere: 2011, May 15th; 8pm Swedish Television (SVT2)


2012 The Special Prize of Prince Rainier III, Monte-Carlo Television Festival
2012 Special Jury Award, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival

“Possibly the most important TV programme this spring” Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet


The animations by Magnus Carlsson below are featured in the documentary.