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ZDF Enterprises Launches International Distribution Of Feature Doc ‘Going Circular’

Curiosity’s Original produced by Oscar-winning partner Off the Fence

MIPCOM / Cannes, October 14th, 2021

ZDF Enterprises has launched the international distribution of the feature doc ‘Going Circular’ (88’) at MIPCOM.

From directors Nigel Walk and Richard Dale, Going Circular is produced by ZDF Enterprises-owned production company Off the Fence, co-producer of the 2021 Oscar and BAFTA winner My Octopus Teacher, for Curiosity (Nasdaq: CURI) in association with Arte and ZDF Enterprises.

Going Circular unlocks the secrets to an innovative concept called circularity -- an economic system that eliminates waste and saves the planet’s resources. The film tells the story of four visionaries from around the world - 102-year-old inventor Dr. James Lovelock, biomimicry biologist Janine Benyus, designer Arthur Huang, and financier John Fullerton - whose extraordinary experiences changed the way they think about humanity’s future. Each of their stories leads them to a fundamental reassessment of what our food, our cities, our financial system, even our fashion industry could look like if we create and produce within Earth's natural boundaries. 

Through the deeply personal transformation of each visionary profiled, the film explores concrete solutions individuals and communities are using to move toward a more circular society based on nature’s universal principles that everything is reused and nothing goes to waste.

Ralf Rueckauer, VP ZDFE.unscripted, ZDF Enterprises: “We are delighted to offer this ground-breaking film to our clients. ‘Going Circular’ is not only an excellent documentary, it is a very important film for the future of our planet and we are proud to be part of this trend-setting project. At the same time, we feel honored by the trust that has been placed in the ZDF Enterprises group by our long-standing partner Curiosity.“

"This film unlocks the secrets to circularity, showcasing how using nature's universal principles to transform economies can help create a better future for the planet. I hope that the film will inspire viewers to welcome a circular lifestyle." said Ellen Windemuth, co-CEO of Off the Fence.

“It’s no small task to tackle questions about humanity’s future on our planet,” said Rob Burk, Head of Original Content for Curiosity. “‘Going Circular’ examines the challenges we face, but at its core, the film explores the real-world solutions that are transforming how we survive and thrive, and it’s an honor to partner with the incredible storytellers at Off the Fence and ZDF Enterprises to bring this documentary to viewers around the world.”


About ZDF Enterprises

ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide program distribution, international co-productions, program acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of 18 subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Enterprises manages the largest German-language program stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. ZDF Enterprises provides a comprehensive, full-service offering and covers every step in the chain of creation and exploitation of successful content, from development to production and marketing. Website:

About Curiosity Inc.

Curiosity Inc. is the entertainment brand for people who want to know more. The global media company is home to award-winning original and curated factual films, shows and series covering science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. With approximately 20 million paid subscribers worldwide and thousands of titles, the company operates the flagship Curiosity Stream SVOD service, available in more than 175 countries worldwide; Curiosity Channel, the linear television channel available via global distribution partners; and Curiosity Studios, which oversees original programming. Curiosity Inc. recently completed the acquisition of One Day University, which provides access to engaging talks and lectures from the best university and college professors in the United States. Curiosity Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CuriosityStream Inc. (Nasdaq: CURI). For more information, visit 

About Off the Fence

Off the Fence is a leading non-fiction content company of global scale and reach, producing and distributing exceptional factual programming. Owned by ZDF Enterprises since 2019, and established in 1994, Off the Fence is a 360 factual content company. OTF develops, finances, produces and co-produces international non-fiction programmes across a range of genres including Natural History, Science, Travel & Adventure, Lifestyle, History, People & Culture, Crime and Feature Docs.



Christine Denilauler

ZDF Enterprises

Phone : +49 6131 991 1130


Vanessa Gillon

Curiosity Stream

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Clara Zerbib

Off The Fence

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Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

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