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Jan Tenhaven - Documentary Filmmaker

Adam & Ida

POLEN SHALOM!

A DREAM SHATTERED? THE AMERICANS AND THE ELECTION YEAR

HEY, I AM A JEW!

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

EGYPT’S SUNKEN CITY – A LEGEND IS REVEALED

IRELAND: THREE SHADES OF GREEN

AUTUMN GOLD

“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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Filming for Arte

12th September 2022 By Jan Tenhaven

The work of the food banks and the situation of those, who suffer from the rapidly rising prices, are the subject of a new report for Arte. We are filming in Berlin and Hamburg. The great commitment of the many volunteers is impressive.

Coming soon: ADAM & IDA

8th April 2022 By Jan Tenhaven

After six years of development, shooting, editing and post-production, my new documentary is finished. ADAM & IDA tells the incredible story of Jewish twins Adam and Ida Paluch, who were separated as toddlers in the ghetto, survived the Holocaust and miraculously found each other again 53 years later. Here you can find the trailer and further information. The film had its world premiere at the Jewish Film Festival Berlin Brandenburg. All screening dates here.

Nominierung für CIVIS Medienpreis 2021

7th April 2022 By Jan Tenhaven

I am very happy and proud that my documentary HEY, I AM A JEW has been nominated for the CIVIS Media Prize 2021 – out of almost 800 submissions from 20 European countries. The prize honors programme achievements in the field of migration, integration and cultural diversity. The winners will be announced on 21st of May. Here is a list of all nominees and the Jury’s Remarks.