Media policy evening with Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg and cinema tour “Blut muss fließen” – Undercover unter Nazis

Dear friends of independent documentary film,
As already announced, we are looking forward to our first media policy evening with Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg next Monday, April 22, 2024 at 19:30.
Robert Krieg, filmmaker and docfilm42 member, will moderate the discussion on the topic:

“Commissioning editors in public television – what they were, what they are and what they could be in the future”.

Here is the registration link.
(More info below)

There are films that are not available on the Internet – for good reasons..
The film by our board member Peter Ohlendorf “Blut muss fließen – Undercover among Nazis” is one of them.

Peter has been touring Germany with the film for 12 years now and never tires of informing people about the omnipresent dangers of the right. He cooperates with initiatives and organizations from civil society, politics, trade unions, the church and sports.

Anyone interested in organizing an event can contact Peter directly at

This month, the film will be presented at various locations in Saxony.
(More information below)

And next month, on May 28, 2024, we will launch our first digital meetup on the topic of crowdfunding.
In times when access to film funding is becoming ever more limited, the search for alternative financing is increasing. We will be talking to experienced colleagues about ingredients for crowdfunding. This event is only for members of the association.

If you want to become part of our growing network, you can join for 42€.
To become a member, you can find the membership form here.

If you have any questions about membership, write to us at

Wishing you a sunny spring!
Your docfilm42 team

Media policy evening – Zoom event

“Commissioning editors in public television – what they were, what they are and what they could be in the future”

a discussion with Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg, moderated by Robert Krieg

April 22, 2024

Registration at this link

For years, two processes can be observed in the public service media: the hierarchization of programming responsibility and the formatting of the program. We will talk with Sabine Rollberg about how to bypass these processes and how to come into contact with commissioning editors. Competence shifts and hierarchies have reached an unprecedented level in editorial offices.
The formatting of documentary film is flattening and devaluing the program as a whole. The many commissioning editors who take the mission of public TV seriously cannot be indifferent to this.

Sabine Rollberg’s text on this can be found in the anthology of the German Academy for Television (DAFF) on the topic of
The future of media (eds. Thorolf Lipp, Dieter Wiedemann).
The complete book is available for purchase, but is also available as an Open Access download. here

Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg worked in public broadcasters for over 40 years. As ARTE representative of the WDR, she supervised documentaries that won numerous international awards. She taught for 10 years at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne for 10 years and at the University of Freiburg.

Cinema tour with Q&A

“Blood must flow” – Undercover among Nazis
Director: Peter Ohlendorf/ 90 minutes/ 2012 / German / Germany

The singer shouts violent slogans, neo-Nazis rage, arms go up in the Hitler salute. When journalist Thomas Kuban films a neo-Nazi concert for the first time with a hidden camera, he provides an insight into a youth scene that hardly anyone from outside dares to enter. One song he comes across again and again: “Blood must flow thick as a stick…”.

Thomas Kuban has spent around 15 years researching the neo-Nazi scene. For almost nine years of them he worked with a hidden camera and gathered frightening impressions that have gone unnoticed for far too long. Even 12 years after the premiere at the Berlinale 2012 the film remains (sadly) relevant.

Film screenings in Saxony
April 22, 2024, 19:00 – Camillo Kino, Handwerk 13, 02826 Görlitz
April 23, 2024, 19:00 – Filmpalast Meißen, Theaterplatz 14, 01662 Meißen
April 24, 2024, 18:30 – Radebeul Kulturbahnhof, Bahnhofstraße, 01445 Radebeul
April 25, 2024, 19:00 – Matthes-Enderlein-Gymnasium, Matthes-Enderlein-Straße 2, 08297 Zwönitz
April 26, 2024, 20:00 – Filmgalerie (cinema) Großenhain, Frauenmarkt 9, 01558 Großenhain