“A film to build up your Courage”

A Film by Mirjam von Arx with Sophie Okonedo


“Fear has a smell, as love does.”

Margaret Atwood
The Scent of Fear takes you on a first-hand journey across the globe with those that enjoy fear and those paralyzed by it. Stories that include a woman alone on a survival quest in the arctic, to communities who make their homes in bomb-proof, sunless bunkers to a young man in South-Korea so afraid of being a failure that he takes part in a “Happy Dying” seminar. Along for the ride are leading experts in neural science, psychology, political sciences and more, providing the insight of fear lovers and fear mongers and showing us that as a society we are surrounded and exploited by fear-driven messaging in our politics and consumerism. With exhilarating characters and intellectual scholars, The Scent of Fear analyzes the universal question of why fear causes so much fear.