Mumine, a 14year old Turkish girl lives with her family in the high mountains of Macedonia. Her family belongs to the Turkish minority. Mumine’s family needs her for the difficult work in the tobacco fields – their only source of income. Mumine is raised in the tobacco plants and the things that are ripe are sold. She is sold to her future husband for 3000 Euros. Will she find a way out from this ‘law of nature’? She has two possibilities in the village: either to be married or to go to school, but then to be sold to her husband for a higher price. It is her dream to move to the city Skopje to go to school. She wants to become a teacher.
Life is short. Run faster. Autumn Gold tells the life-affirming story of five athletes in their preparation for the Track and Field World Championships. Their toughest challenge is their age: these potential world champions are between 80 and 100.
With ambition and a good portion of humour, they accept the task. On the finishing line of their lifes, they seek their ultimate challenge for yet another time and give their best on the way to a gold medal in Finland. True to the motto: "We can still rest after death."
Talented people like artists or writers who stayed have one choice only: work as seamstresses. Eriela, Beti and Vesna are seamstresses in the small town of Stip. If they wanted to afford one of their handmade blouses, it would cost them a months salary. While the women are fully employed, their men are less fortunate and find themselves unemployed after the collapse of communism. A situation with a lot of potential conflicts for the couples. The men find it hard to be dependent financially on their women.
Iceland’s Artists and Sagas
Frosty glaciers and hot springs, dark winter days and bright summer nights - Iceland is a country of the extremes. Not only the nature in Iceland is astonishing: ancient sagas, crime stories, eccentric video art and enigmatic music are a testimonial for the country’s unique art scene. The small island in the Atlantic Ocean is not just a geological hotspot, but also a creative one.
Born in 1968, Flawil, Switzerland. He received a masters degree in theatre and cultural studies from Humboldt University, Berlin. Recent works (selection) - documentary films: Hotel Sahara (executive producer); The Bug Trainer (producer); Blixa Bargeld - Mein Leben/Ma Vie (author, producer); The Most Secret Place on Earth - CIA's Covert War in Laos (executive producer); Between Insanity and Beauty - The Art Collection of Dr. Prinzhorn (producer, author, director); Macedonian Dream - A Girl and Her Accordion (producer); FC Barcelona Confidential (co-executive producer); Einstuerzende Neubauten: Listen with Pain (author, director, co-executive producer), etc. Documentaries in production (selection): My Life with Carlos (executive producer); Harvest Gold (producer); In the Shadow of the Emperor - Victor Segalen's Archaelogical Expedition Through China in 1914 (author, executive producer, director). Since 2006, Christian has been a board member of AG Dok. He has taught classes on audiovisual culture studies and TV feature and documentary film at Humboldt University Berlin or Hannover Media Campus.
The company was founded in 2000 by Christian and Reinhardt Beetz and now has more than 50 documentaries and produced documentaries. In 2008 the company structure has been adjusted due to the success and transformed into limited partnerships. In collaboration with authors and independent filmmakers develops and produces high-quality film production gebrueder beetz award-winning documentary films, documentaries and documentary series and the Cultural Metropolis Magazine and one further (ARD on a daily basis - a festival) for the public broadcasters. In international co-productions, the company is also creative television production successfully for the European and other markets.The gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion is also dedicated to the business of developing new Internet-TV formats. The specially created cross-media documentary department combines expertise with new approaches in Web, Mobile Game and tell new to new, cross-media concepts for content on the Internet for an international audience and webaffines.
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