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.
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.