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A film by Irene Langemann, 43 minutes for Deutsche Welle

The bloody fighting in eastern Ukraine may seem to have subsided, but the conflict continues. This film meets people from the city of Dnipropetrovsk, which is just 200 kilometers from the war zone. Julia Segeda, a successful lawyer, and her husband have turned their office in Dnepropetrovsk into a collection point for relief supplies. Each week, the couple goes to the front line to deliver them directly to army units fighting there. The escalation of fighting in the neighboring Donetsk region and the dire supply situation of the Ukrainian army motivated them to help.

You can view the film here: Between War and Peace



More than 900 mostly young people joined the screening of the film „The Song of Life". The audience accompanied the film attentively and gave applause at several music presentations with unexpected emotionality. There were discussions till late night followed by a Masterclass very early in the next day. There we discussed more the perspective of narration and the "magic moments" of the film. We found a big interest in true documentaries and in further cooperation!


Since 2009 every year the iDOCS International Documentary Forum takes place in the Beijing Film Academy. It is the only Government permitted documentary presentation of independent documentaries.
Our film “The Song of Life”, directed by Irene Langemann will be shown at the 14th of December with Chinese subtitling. Irene Langemann together with Wolfgang Bergmann will present a masterclass about the "perspecitive of narration" and "magic moments" of the film and work.

More about the festival you find here: Website iDOCS

During the stay Wolfgang Bergmann will meet Dali Chen the director of the documentary channel of BTV to sign first contracts to several films. One has been presented by Wolfgang Bergmann about the “Green Revolution” in China. Together with Xifan Yang Wolfgang Bergmann prepared an extended script for a 4 part series.

The feature documentary Sweet Poison – Aid as Business, by Peter Heller, takes a look at the questionable development aid policies practiced in Africa, their grotesque effects and sad legacy. Its screening in cinemas and at special event triggered much debate and discussion. Now it is going to be screened in its full length (89 min.) on ARTE as part of the theme night "Hunger":
Sweet Poison – Aid as Business on 27 March 2014 at 9:30 PM.
For more on the film go here:

Three days later, on 30 March 2014 at 10:50 PM, ARTE is broadcasting Irene Langemann's poignant film The Song of Life. The documentary shows how the magic of music gives the elderly wings, and how "life songs" are created from their life stories. (ARTE version: 56 min.)
For more on the film go here:

Early April ARTE will be repeating the documentary on the so-called "temporary marriages" in Iran: In the Bazaar of Sexes by Sudabeh Mortezai on 11 April 2014 at 10:55 PM. The film offers a fascinating inside view of everyday life in Iran.
For more on the film go here:


Our film has been shortlisted for the nomination of the LOLA 63 IFB German Cinema LOLA r
award of the German Film Academy.
The film will be shown at the Berlinae at the 14th of February
at 1:30 pm at CinemaxX 1
The director Irene Langemann and the producer Wolfgang
Bergmann will be present.
We would like to welcome you at the screening.


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While he was studying at the conservatory, German composer Bernhard König became fascinated with the "wrinkled and grumbly voices" of the elderly. From that moment on, he decided to dedicate himself to finding an environment in which those voices could be fully appreciated. The Song of Life follows König during two intriguing projects.


Im-Dorf-Muhenda 175pxbrAfter screenings in 2 Festivals (Filmfest Hamburg and Tage des Ethnologischen Films in Munich) this provocative film will start in more than 20 cinemas in Germany at November 8th. The national premier will be at the Rex Cinema in Bonn at November 7th together with Peter Heller, writer/director, Mohamed Guyé journalist Senegal, Mai Moussa Djoumbaye from Mali/Niger, Rupert Neudeck, Grünhelme, Ex Cap Anamour, Gustav Seitz, Embassador a.D..

Details about the film tour you will find here:


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"The Competitors - Russia's Wonder Children 2" premieres in Moscow.  The festival ARTDOCFEST screens the film at December 5th, 3 pm at cinema «Khudoshestvenny - Художественный» am Arbat. Irene langemann and the editor

bamako parade kl-150x150On September 22nd, the 50th anniversary of independence was celebrated in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Peter Heller – writer and director – was there with the Cologne-based cameraman Dieter Stürmer and the Hamburg-based sound engineer Timo Selengia, and they brought back images of...


At April 28, the new film of Irene Langemann opened at the Robert-Schumann-Saal in Düsseldorf. The film continues the path of passion and devotion to music of the 4 film heros from the first film 10 years ago.


Clemens Freiher von Nagel mARTE broadcasts "Noble Breed" as part of a topical evening at the 25th of Ocotober at 21.40. 89 minutes, HD. Funded by the Filmstiftung NRW, the Polish Film Insistitute and the German-


rammsteinFROM RAMSTEIN WITH LOVE the new film by Irene Langemann premiers July 3rd, 8pm at at the International Filmfest München.

The film presents highly personnel German-American family stories from "Little America", Germany, against the backdrop of the Iraqi War. Again and again, the private sphere merges with the world of international events. Throug...

4In its first meeting of the year, Filmstiftung NRW decided to co-fund our documentary “Noble Breed” with 100,000,- EUR.

The film, produced in cooperation with Poland (EUREKA) and Hungary (TIVOLI) investigates the secret of Germany's dominant position in breeding high-performance horses...

pr circus karteweissThe Central German Film Fund located at Leipzig supports the film production of "The Breeding of a New Man" with 30.000 Euro. The Russian filmmaker Bo....