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JOIN THE DISCUSSION. Best Documentary Award, 50th Golden Orange Film Festival, 2013 Best International Documentary Award, 20th Astra Film Festival, 2013 Official Selection, Dok Leipzig, 2012
Max Milhahn studied film production at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg, the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. GWFF and DAAD scholarship. Production assistant and production manager in Berlin, Vienna and Quito.
Telekult Film production was founded in 1992 with headquarters in Berlin. As an independent film production telekult produces high-quality and original documentary formats for the German and international television. But it also produces extraordinary art and multimedia projects, as well as educational films on behalf of industry, business and independent organizations. In more than 20 years, over 100 films have been made that focus primarily on issues of great relevance and timeliness in the areas of social policy, culture, science, nature and adventure.
I'm interested in mankind, especially real people, of flesh and blood, with all the imperfections and grace. As a filmmaker I find it easier than to explore subjects through real people than through idealised heroes. And for one simple reason: They are like me. I feel empathy. This topic interested me so much that I decided to search within my own family. Nowhere else are people more exposed than in their own family. Even when a camera is there. In this smallest social unit, the film tells of humanity on an equal footing, of power and the character of the family.