DAS SCHIFF DES TORJÄGERS
In 2001, a ferry owned by the Bundesliga player Jonathan Akpoborie made headlines for its suspected involvement in the transport of child slaves. In Heidi Specogna’s comprehensive reconstruction of the events, the fate of the traumatised children, who had been sold by their parents, is more important to her than the question of actual guilt. How are they doing today?
Production: Sommerhaus Filmprod. GmbH, teamWorx Television & Film GmbH/FAMA, ZDF/ARTE/SF. Producer: Jochen Laube. Length: 94 min.
No youth rating
After studying journalism in Zurich, the Swiss filmmaker attended the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin and founded the production company Specogna Film in 1990. Since 2003 she has been a lecturer for documentary film at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg. Her numerous awards include the Grimme Prizes in 2008 and 2018 and the Konrad Wolf Prize of the Academy of Arts, Berlin 2019.
In its Hommage 2022, DOK.fest Munich is dedicated to the pioneer of Swiss documentary film, who focuses on the global south in a special way, and presents six of her films.
CAHIER AFRICAIN, DE/CH 2016, 119 min.
CARTE BLANCHE, DE/CH 2011, 91 min.
DAS KURZE LEBEN DES JOSÉ ANTONIO GUTIERREZ, DE/CH 2006, 94 min.
DAS SCHIFF DES TORJÄGERS, DE/CH 2010, 94 min.
DECKNAME ROSA, CH/DE 1993, 85 min.
PEPE MUJICA – DER PRÄSIDENT, DE/CH 2014, 96 min.
STAND UP MY BEAUTY, CH/DE 2021, 110 min.
TANIA – LA GUERRILLERA, CH/DE 1991, 90 min.
TUPAMAROS, DE/CH 1997, 93 min.
ZEIT DER ROTEN NELKEN, DE 2004, 98 min.
Homage Heidi Specogna
The view into the foreign life and the curiosity for the other perspective permeate the cinematic work of the award-winning Swiss director Heidi Specogna. In our homage, we present six films from four decades of her artistic work.