Rebels with a cause

“A discovery after 30 years about the unknown bravehearts of the romanian revolution”

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Dobrivoie Kerpenisan arrived in Romania on the 17th. December 1989 – just a few hours before all borders were closed. The young photographer followed the people with his camera.
What he captured was heated rebellion and anarchy in his native village, mass protests, looting and severely wounded bodies in Timişoara.

Based on the rare and never before published images, his new film traces the protagonists of that time and portraits them 30 years later. During the encounter the people watch for the first time these historical pictures and rediscover a crucial moments of their life. Facing it brings back the fear, courage and dreams they share in this documentary.

Throwback 89

“the instagram diary about the Fall of the Berlin Wall”

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Nil Idil talks about the process of writing a series for Instagram and provides an insight on shooting with smartphones as well as the creation of “Throwback89” in a fiction/non-fiction hybrid form and the elaborate research needed to create a series on a historical topic.


“discover the story of detainees of a youthprison in Madagascar “

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In this Künstlergespräch Lina Zacher talks about the origin and the challenges of the production of her documentary film “Fonja” in a juvenile prison. How did the idea arise of using a prison as a film location and letting 10 teenage prisoners turn into an independent filmcrew?
Over the decision to hand over the camera, the participation process, capturing the perspective from the inside and about big chances of rediscovery of their own environment through the camera.

Für Umme

“discover the long and rocky road of the creation of the mini web series Für Umme “

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Starting production in 2013 with a pilot episode, getting a greenlight for 10 more episodes in 2016 and commercially airing for the first time in 2020 “Für Umme” has had its ups and downs, including a lawsuit, bankruptcy, shooting at -12°C and being chronically underfunded.