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Jan Tenhaven - Documentary Filmmaker

4 WALLS BERLIN

LILO’S LAUGHTER

HOW DO WE STAY MOBILE? THE FUTURE WITHOUT CARS

BERLIN CLEANS! DIRTY TIMES

COLOURFUL GERMANY

SILICON VALLEY REVOLUTION – HOW A FEW NERDS DID CHANGE THE WORLD

BERLIN AND BRANDENBURG FROM ABOVE

PRETTY UGLY

THE CHOCOLATE HUNTER

EGYPT’S SUNKEN CITY – A LEGEND IS REVEALED

IRELAND: THREE SHADES OF GREEN

AUTUMN GOLD

WHY WE BUY

WAR IN ME – THE SLEEPING TRAUMA

TRACING THE ANCESTORS

“What kind of films do you make?”
“Actually about everything what fascinates me.”
“So, any focus?”
“No. history, culture, travel, politics, science. Somehow everything.”
“No focus?”
(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”
“Documentaries?”
“Yeah, as well.”
“I prefer those. Actually we’re only watching Arte and stuff like that at home.”
“Aha.”
“So, what are you doing exactly?”

 

 


 

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My column in “Der Tagesspiegel”

25th May 2020 By Jan Tenhaven

The Berlin newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel” had asked me if I would write a column for their media section. I did that with pleasure. Here is the result.

Short films from the lockdown: 4 WALLS BERLIN

16th April 2020 By Jan Tenhaven

30 filmmakers from Berlin and Brandenburg are currently creating 2-minutes short films shot within their own four walls. Among the participating directors are Wim Wenders, Annekatrin Hendel, Hans-Christian Schmid, Detlev Buck, Mo Asuman and Andreas Dresen.

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Research trip to Chicago

25th February 2020 By Jan Tenhaven

Very excited to announce that I have started working on a new documentary project, a film with and about a pair of Jewish twins. They had been separated in a ghetto in Poland, survived the holocaust in a camp and in hiding – and found each other again miraculously half a century later. Filming will start in spring.