170 investigators are working on hundreds of cases against militants and people involved in rioting and looting. Severe punishments have been demanded and imposed in over 40 cases so far. The state lost control in Hamburg in summer 2017 and is now trying to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
This documentary focuses on the handling of the protests and the state’s security policy. Freedom of assembly, freedom of movement and freedom of the press play just as big a role in the observations as the change in police strategies. Could fundamental rights be suspended during the protests? Are there actors in the judiciary and legislature that react differently to violent protests than in the past? Which methods of the “exceptional situation G20″ in Hamburg could become the norm?
We investigated this by tracing the relevant events, talking to those affected on both sides and interviewing experts on protest history, fundamental rights, security policy and the overall political situation.
Link to docfilm42 article by Sibylle Kappes.
Hamburger Gitter – The G20 summit as a showcase for modern police work
Length: 80 mins
Image/Sound: color, sound
Examination/Censorship: FSK examination (DE): 08/29/2018, 181956, from 12 years
Premiere (DE): June 22, 2018, Berlin, Kino International
Director: Marco Heinig, Steffen Maurer
Camera: Steffen Maurer, Michael Zimmer
Color correction: Johannes Hilser
Editing: Marco Heinig, Luise Burchard
Sound: Florian Beck
Special effects: Jonas Klein (motion design)
Music: Robin Plenio
Narrator: Christiane Marx
Production company: leftvision e.V. (Berlin)
Producer: Mischa Pfisterer, Sophie Krause
Editors: Luca Vogel, Luise Burchard
A group of freelance journalists and filmmakers who had already produced video pieces connected to the Hamburg protests decided to produce a documentary film about the consequences of the G20 Hamburg protests. Extensive footage from the time is combined with expert interview in the fields of research, justice, journalism and activism. The film is a well-founded testimony to contemporary German history.
Hamburger Gitter- Links
Link to On Demand Stream payable on Vimeo
Link to stream at Leftvision
Link to press articles
Marco Heinig (director, editor)
Steffen Maurer (director, camera)
Luise Burchard (editing, editing)
Luca Vogel (editor)