The Pacifist’s Son


The pacifist’s son
Journalist Emmie Kollau asked me to shoot her short documentary about a father-son drama against the backdrop of the neo-Nazi protests in East-Germany.

German activist Reinhard Hotop is a true pacifist. After the fall of the Wall, he comes to live in a village with a large population of neo-fascist youth. When he receives a call from his son’s teacher, his fight against the extreme right gets an unexpected twist…

The documentary (17m) is part of a multimedia project with online stories and offline events all across Europe. The Iron Curtain Project is produced by the journalists of Bureau Boven and Autres Directions Foundation.

Agency – Bureau Boven, Stichting Autres Directions
Work – Cinematographer