At least since Edward Snowden’s revelations, we know that surveillance is omnipresent. INTO THE CIRCLE shows people who have been under surveillance by undercover police officers for years. The focus is on the manifold individual and social effects of surveillance, especially by undercover police operations.
A film about life in a reinforced concrete construction, about self-optimisation and the success that will soon – very soon! – come.
The Pastor’s Children – Punks, Politicians and Philosophers
“The Pastor’s Children” offers a glimpse behind the scenes: what does it mean to be a pastor’s child. Follow the funny, sad, and absurd stories.
Hinterm Deich wird alles gut
Higher and higher, faster and faster, further and further – capitalism is destroying our livelihoods. 89% of Germans wish for a different economic system. In North Friesland, people are not content with wishing; they’ve taken action!
Power to the Children
The film takes the perspective of the children to tell us about the challenges they have to face in a society that expects them to follow the example of adults.
We will see how these children have opted to take a new path – with determination, courage and creativity.
Adelheid, Kornelius & the Deaths
Two eccentric millionaires have been married for 53 years. Kornelius is the dominant one. Adelheid always goes along with everything without objection. Both lead an individualistic, ascetic and sustainable lifestyle and have a mutually symbiotic relationship. Kornelius’ cancer diagnosis abruptly brings home the fragility of life. From then on, Adelheid prepares herself for widowhood. She begins to emancipate herself and wants to become more independent, for she suspects that she will outlive her beloved husband.
GE8EN is a fragmented portrait of a protest culture between the police and party. Filmed during the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, it questions the representation of reality in the chaotic high-pressure zone between power and protest.
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 ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
Half a chicken from the heavens
While everyone else is watching soccer, 74 years old Mevla W. is fighting to keep her apartment. She lives in 3 rooms in a central neighborhood in Berlin.
In Free Fall
Boris and Marina belong to a formerly proud family of shepherds from the Altai Mountains who lost their livelihood after the collapse of the Soviet Union. When radioactive space debris hits the ground next to their hut one night the clever couple demand compensation from the Russian space agency, Roskosmos, and their story goes around the world. The film starts here, but doesn’t become sensationalist; rather it delves deep into the lives of people who were simply forgotten after distant political changes upended their lives.