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Jan Tenhaven - Documentary Filmmaker

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

WITH THE MUSKET INTO THE WEEKEND – BATTLE OF THE NATIONS 1813

“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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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.

German Geography Media Award

29th September 2019 By Jan Tenhaven

My documentary HOW DO WE STAY MOBILE about car-free cities has been awarded the Media Award 2019 by the German Geographical Association. The award ceremony took place within the framework of the German Congress for Geography. The entire team is very grateful for this honor.

LILO’S LAUGHTER on national television ARD

14th September 2019 By Jan Tenhaven

My documentary LILO’S LAUGHTER (LILOS LACHEN) will be aired on national German television ARD on Sunday, 6th of October at 4:20 pm.