Jan Tenhaven - Documentary Filmmaker
“What kind of films do you make?”
“Actually about everything what fascinates me.”
“So, any focus?”
“No. history, culture, travel, politics, science. Somehow everything.”
(Pause) “Actually it’s always about humans.”
“Ah. So, portraits?”
“No, not necessarily. But in the end it’s always about humans, right?”
“And are these reports or docs or?”
“Everything. It depends”
“Yeah, as well.”
“I prefer those. Actually we’re only watching Arte and stuff like that at home.”
“So, what are you doing exactly?”
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I am very happy to announce that the wonderful work of both Thomas Lütz (camera) and Carsten Piefke (editing) for our docu series BERLIN CLEANS! has been nominated for the German Camera Award 2019. The awards ceremony will be held on the 10th of May in Cologne.
Beyond the car-friendly city: HOW DO WE STAY MOBILE? A FUTURE WITHOUT CARS. Commissioned by the science department of MDR Television, Nicolas Hecker and I searched for new possibilities of mobility – and found them in Leipzig, Dresden, Halle, Magdeburg, Lengenfeld, Berlin, Cologne and Oslo. Read more…
German’s leading weekly paper DIE ZEIT has chosen my documentary SILICON VALLEY REVOLUTION to be included into their new knowledge canon. In the headline of this page one story it reads: “A cmodern canon of hundred masterpieces.” Well, perhaps this is slightly exaggerated but we are still very happy about this great honor.