a film by Bady Minck
World Premiere: SUNDANCE Film Festival 2017

Luxembourg/Austria 2017 // color // 45min


Through the eyes of cosmic cartographers, MappaMundi takes its viewer on a greatly accelerated voyage through 950 million years of development on Earth, 150.000 years of human migration and 15.000 years of human cartography. The film visualises the continuous changes taking place in our world, change that is imperceptible over a single human lifetime.

MappaMundi is a film about the image of the world that we have repeatedly re-drawn for thousands of years. With over hundred world maps from the past 15.000 years, the development of our view of the world from its beginnings to the present day is analysed and illustrated in all its diversity.

Written & Directed by

Bady Minck

Cosmic cartographers

Ganaël Dumreicher, Roxanne Oberlé, Robin Oberlé

Cosmic Cartographers

Georgy Haselböck / Chakrabreaker, Ivory Parker, Lilly Janoska

The Earth

Adele Neuhauser, Maria Bill


Alexander Tschernek


Ivory Parker, Georgy Haselböck / Chakrabreaker

Whispering Voices

Walid Abushady, Ruth Beckermann, Tamara Chavez, Pia Dumont, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Ganaël Dumreicher, Heidi Dumreicher, Thomas Eichhorn, Maribel Garcia, Joachim Losehand, Julie McCarthy, Igor Metzeltin, Bady Minck, Christian Müller, Lili Ni, Miguel Nunes, Martin Repka, Peter Stastny, Shuang Tang, Alessandra Tirendi, Hugo Vieira da Silva, Carla Zamora

Editing & Sound Design

Frédéric Fichefet

Original Score

Siegfried Friedrich, David Furrer, André Mergenthaler


Martin Putz

Production Design

Christina Schaffer

Costume Designer

Uli Simon

Make Up Design

Béatrice Stephany


Homer, Eratosthenes, Abu ibn al Idrisi, Yi Hoe, Kwon Kun, Macrobius, Fra Mauro, Martin Waldseemueller

Script Consulting

Franz Rodenkirchen, Jutta Wernicke

Dialogue Consulting

Eric Collins, Gustav Ernst, Élodie Malanda

Chinese transcriptions

Marie-Pierre Duhamel, Marco Mueller

Cartography Consulting

Univ-Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kretschmer

Scientific Consulting

Dr. Heidi Dumreicher, Univ-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kainz, Univ-Prof. Dr. Michael Wagreich, Univ-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weber

Scientific Research

Daniela Praher, Maria Poell, Herbert Schnepf, Fritz Hock

World Map Database

Lorenz Brandner


Albena Evtimova, Ruth Buchli, Siegfried Friedrich, Marlene Umlauft

Double Bass & Basso Scordato

Daniel Sailer


Peter Seher


David Furrer

Gongs & Cymbals

Peter Conradin Zumthor

Additionnal sound engineering

Roumen Dimitrov

In cooperation with

the Austrian research project Cultural Landscapes and the Austrian National Library, Johanna Rachinger, Director, Jan Mokre, Head of Map Department and Globe Museum


Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Heidi Dumreicher

Supported by

Film Fund Luxembourg, Ministry of Science & Research Austria, Innovative Film Austria, ORF Fernsehabkommen, Ministry of Life Austria, Wien Kultur

Produced by

AMOUR FOU Luxembourg

In coproduction with

AMOUR FOU Vienna, Oikodrom

Awards & Nominations

Nominated for Best Documentary, Letzebuerger Filmpräis 2018 - Luxemburg
Asifa Award for Best Sound & Music, TwoDays AnimationFilmFestival Vienna 2017 - Austria
Nominated for the Fiction/NonFiction Award, Docs Against Gravity Film Festival Warsaw 2017 - Poland
Nominated for the International Fiction Award, Sundance Film Festival 2017 - USA


SUNDANCE Film Festival - U.S.A, 2017
Luxembourg City Film Festival - Luxembourg, 2017
Vilnius Film Festival - Lithuania, 2017
Diagonale Film Festival Graz - Austria, 2017
Docs Against Gravity Film Festival Warsaw - Poland, 2017
DotDotDot Open Air Film Festival Vienna - Austria, 2017
Linoleum Animation Film Festival Kiew - Ukraine, 2017
TwoDays AnimationFilmFestival Vienna - Austria, 2017
Filmshow Greater Region Saarbruecken - Germany, 2017
K3 Film Festival Villach / Udine / Ljubljana 2017
Sunset Kino @ Salzburger Kunstverein - Austria, 2018