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A long ride home

produced for New York Film Academy

Judi learnt to ride a bike as an adult – and the newfound freedom changed her life. She cycled all over the world, before she returned to her native New York with the mission to get her own community on wheels. But coming home is a shock: Her community criticizes her for doing “white people’s stuff” and her mother fears for her life. Will she convince them?

Wilhelmina

produced for New York Film Academy

Amidst film stars and hipsters at the Union Square Greenmarket in downtown Manhattan, an elderly lady bends down into garbage bags to sort other people’s waste. Who is this woman with a Dutch queen’s name and a German accent? And what does she hope to achieve in a city that likes nothing more than to buy and to throw away?

Harlem Beauty

produced for New York Film Academy

La Chama has been trimming hair in her Harlem Beauty Salon for two decades. This Mother’s Day, the women of the neighborhood are queuing in hope for a miracle on their heads. But La Chama faces a challenge: What if there is little left to trim?

A treasure in the forest

documentary published by the German NGO Welthungerhilfe >>

Until recently, the only people who came into Jomi Pacharin’s remote mountain village were vendors and debtors. Doctors, teachers and government officials never set their foot here, they find the trail too arduous; hence many Paharia die from malnutrition and preventable diseases. When local helpers of the German NGO Welthungerhilfe first came to their village, Jomi and her neighbors stayed inside, full of suspicion – until they realized that these strangers would not take their belongings but offer something.

The Greener Revolution

published by the German NGO Welthungerhilfe >>

Monocultures, fertilizers and hybrid seeds are not the best way the earth can feed several billion people – quite the contrary, Indian agronomists say. They propose a more sustainable alternative to the Green Revolution: integrated agriculture that imitates nature and regards every farm as an ecosystem.

Delhi/ Dhanwe, the right to be alive

Multimedia feature for the NGO Welthungerhilfe, published with the Global Hunger Index on October 11, 2016 >> or >> Ideally watch it on a large screen, Pageflow is very limited on mobile phones!

India has 84 dollar billionaires, but they don’t contribute much to reduce the country’s life-threatening poverty. India also has laws which guarantee the poorest the right to be alive, but they are not well implemented in the villages. However, in remote Jharkhand, 1,000 women stand up against this injustice. They search for 1 kg of rice per person that did not reach them. But they have more on their mind than just grains – they demand respect.

The wings of music

written for the Peace Boat website on January 14th, 2013 >>

In 1976, Kolwane Mantu started to teach four children in his mother’s kitchen; today he has 148 students who are regularly invited to play in big concert halls. How an orchestra spreads hope in a South African township.

The Caravan of Change

published by Peace Boat (>> and >>, Youtube >>), in Spanish >> and in the German magazine “Südlink” 2/2013 >>

What to do if your own city has just gone through a civil war and will not wake up? If everybody locks themselves into their homes and their neighbours out? In the desert town of Villa El Salvador, a 16-year-old went out into the empty streets with a clown nose. Many followed her – until today.

Radish, not rabbit – Why we are vegetarians

produced for and shown by Peace Boat

What is it like to be vegetarian in countries like Argentina, Chile or Brazil? Three Latinamerican activists of the NGO Friends of the Earth give their personal answers.

“Protecting the environment begins at home”

produced for the international NGO UEM during their workshop „Peace with the Earth“ in Medan/ Indonesia in 2012 >>

People face environmental challenges anywhere in the world, and often there are surprisingly simple solutions at hand. Listen to the testimonies of five activists on garbage in Indonesia, logging in Tanzania, mining in the Philippines, open brown coal pits in Germany and erosion in Rwanda. Why are they concerned by these problems and what did they do to mitigate them?