The Pacifist’s Son


Journalist Emmie Kollau asked me to come to East Germany to shoot a short documentary about a father-son drama, against the backdrop of the yearly neo-Nazi parade in Thüringen. The film is part of the Iron Curtain Project, a multimedia project with online stories and offline events all across Europe.

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…

Client: Independent
Agency: Aldus’ Producties
Work: Cinematographer