WIR UND DAS TIER – EIN SCHLACHTHAUSMELODRAM
Germany 2023 – Director: David Spaeth – Original language: English, German, Italian – Subtitles: English, None
Many people have become completely disconnected with the process of killing in which meat production originates. What does it mean for the people whose job it is to slaughter? And what impact does it have on us to face up to it? There are no ready-made answers. That is what we learn from this intelligent film that observes processes, listens and makes the meat-eating viewers step out of their comfort zone. Ysabel Fantou
English/Original Title: US AND THE ANIMAL – A SLAUGHTERHOUSE MELODRAMA. Writer: David Spaeth. Camera: Sebastian Bäumler. Sound: - (versch.). Editing: Georg Michael Fischer. Music: Axel Huber, Philipp Noll, Samuel Late. Production: EIKON Media GmbH. Producer: Christian Drewing. Length: 90 min. International Sales: nn Distribution: Tiberius Film GmbH.
David Spaeth first studied humanities at the Ruhr University in Bochum and then directing at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy. The documentary director teaches at the Filmakademie and at the HFF Munich. His film BETRUG was awarded the Grimme Prize 2019.
BETRUG – AUFSTIEG UND FALL EINES HOCHSTAPLERS, DE 2017, 94 min.
STORYTELLING MAN – SPURENSUCHE MIT HENNING MANKELL, DE 2005, 60 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.