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HAVEN IN GERMANY

DIRECTOR – WALTER L. BRÄHLER

Description

HAVEN IN GERMANY – A TEST OF HUMANITY
Pfinztal is a small town in Southwest-Germany. In October 2015 about 180 refugees moved into the communal housing in Pfinztal. Many citizens welcomed the refugees, helped them to get along, but for some the refugees seemed to be a threat. In this sense Pfinztal is an illustration of what is going on in Germany related to the “refugee crisis”. Haven in Germany follows a handful people for 1 year (dec 2015 – jan 2017) – refugees and Germans. The documentary screens a historic year, shows how the refugees change Pfinztal and how Pfinztal changes the refugees. Face the facts and face the sentiments!.

The daily BNN ( Badische Neueste Nachrichten) wrote in their film review: “Listening, watching, making up one´s own mind: this is a film without comments of the author, but especially this is the reason, why the film is so intense and powerful – an appeal for humanity, which thrilled the audience.”


Director Biography – Walter L. Brähler

For many years senior correspondent of German TV channel 1 (ARD), of ARTE and DEUTSCHE WELLE, some years Foreign Correspondet in LATIN AMERICA, qualified as DoP and now with his own production facility: BOCKSTAL CROSSMEDIA, which is a producer of documentaries, corporate videos, cross-photos, 360° Videos and journalistic content.


Director Statement

I had to do this film, to counter racial, religious and cultural prejudices.


Walter L. Brähler Director
Walter L. Brähler Writer
bockstal crossmedia Producer
Film Type: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes 31 seconds
Completion Date: June 1, 2017
Production Budget: 5,000 EUR
Country of Origin: Germany
Country of Filming: Germany
Film Language: Arabic, English, German
Shooting Format: Digital 35 Sony FS5
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Color
First-time Filmmaker: No
Student Project: No