His middle-class demeanour makes him inconspicuous and brings him close to world events. He was the first German to photograph Auschwitz. He became the chronicler of the young FRG and GDR. His iconic pictures of the ‘68 movement shape our perception to this day. He came closer to Beuys than anyone else. He continues to work on series of photographs that he began years ago: the legendary photographer Michael Ruetz. Ysabel Fantou
Writer: Annett Ilijew. Camera: Ines Thomsen, Aldo Gugolz. Sound: Antje Volkmann, Alexander Heinze, Martin Kleinmichel, Andreas Mohnke. Editing: Friederike Schuchardt, Hanka Knipper. Music: Fabrizio Tentoni. Production: Annett Ilijew Filmproduktion. Producer: Annett Ilijew. Length: 82 min.
The director and editor grew up in East Berlin. She teaches film editing in Berlin and Leipzig.
WENN ICH WEINE, SCHLÄGT MEIN HERZ, DE/RO 2008, 97 min.
Nominated for the DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb
Intense stories and the unusual on one's own doorstep: the competition presents films that deal with people and topics in German-speaking countries. The VIKTOR DOK.deutsch Competition is endowed with 7,500 euros. The prize sponsor is Sky.