For the American evangelicals I have been grown up as an atheist
because I am the daughter of an ex protestant priest in Germany.
And that because the Bible is for me not The verbatim Authority
and I was not grown up to be a missionary. The radical fighting
spirit of the fundamentalist Christians in the USA has my image
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Director – Robert Cibis
Before the research and the filming of „Is Europe Going to
Hell” I was not aware of the political importance that Religion
and Church have. At the conference in Brussels I understood that
Faith is not only a private affair. All religion Groups are fighting
for influence. And the most successive is the new world- religion:
the evangelical Christians, who are about 500 millions. Most possible
they will soon overtake the supremacy from the Catholic Church.
>> CV Robert
“Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus
- like most Europeans don’t. Those who do not decide in favour
of him are going to hell. That is totally clear.”
We have heard statements like these over and over again from the
beginning of our research until the end of our shooting. From evangelical
Americans, Australians, Asians and Africans. What fascinated me
right at the beginning about “Is Europe going to hell?”
was to see Europe through the eyes of strict Christians. And to
ask oneself the questions without any irony:
Is Europe actually a religious developing country that urgently
Do we actually have a problem with religious freedom in the EU?
I have been living as a documentary filmmaker and journalist in
New York for the past three years.
I was lead there by a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen
Volkes. I stayed, because “the most incredible city of the
universe” did not let me go. In Germany, I worked as a writer
for WDR, ZDF and AZ-Media. Right now I am preparing for the editing
of the documentary film “Somebody has to do it”, a portrait
of the only professional “Crime Scene Cleaner” of New
executive producer – Brigit
Brigit Mulders was born in the Netherlands and moved to Berlin in
September 1989. Since 1991 she has worked in feature film and documentary
film among other things at the Gerlinde Böhm film production
company, Moana film – Rudolf Thomé, Umbrella films,
and Jost Hering films.
With the film company November Film, she produced the feature film
“in den Tag hinein” in 2001, directed by Maria Speth
(Tiger Award, film festival Rotterdam, 2001).
Award-winning documentary films:
-“Balagan” – German Movie Award 1994, Filmband
in silver (directed by Andres Veiel)
-“Kinderland ist abgebrannt” – German Movie Award
1998 ( directed by Sybille Tiedemann & Ute Badura)
-“Nach dem Fall” – Golden Gate Award, San Francisco
2000 (directed by Frauke Sandig & Eric Black)
Award-winning feature films:
-“Mein erstes Wunder” – Max Ophülspreis 2003
(directed by Anne Wild)
-“Sugar Orange” – Oldenburg offspring award 2004
(directed by Andreas Struck)
editor – Amos Ponger
born in Jerusalem in 1972. Since 1991 I have been working as an
editor. After studying film-studies at university in 1998, I moved
from Tel Aviv to Berlin.
“Winker” – (1995) directed by Amichai Grinberg
– Editors Award of the Israeli film institute
“Zarim” – (1995) directed by Boaz Helfman –
Mugrabi Award for documentary films
“Curtains” – (1996) directed by Itzhak Wolf .
UNESCO Award for films about the “third age” and winner
of Haifa festival.
“Styx” – (2001) directed by Falk Ulbrich –
International Lesbian & Gay film festival, London, film festival
Dresden, Toronto Inside Out film festival 2004, Hamburg, New York
Newfest, San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay film festival
2004, Los Angeles Outfest film festival, Lissabon, Gay & Lesbian
film festival Kopenhagen.
Today I work as a free-lance editor, teach at the university of
Tel Aviv and am working on my first feature length film.
Christian Hagitte and Simon Bertling comprise an experienced production
team and own their own sound studio in Berlin. They have not only
composed film music and mixed
and synchronized documentaries and other films, they have also produced
numerous radio dramas (for instance, «
The Pit and the Pendulum » by Edgar Allen Poe bitte mit
Link auf unsere Seite) under their own label STIL for Lübbe
, Hörverlag and Universal Music.
studied communications design in Wuerzburg and received my diploma
(FH) for the animated film
„The Magic Miracle Motion Picture Show“ in 2002.
I drew the tweening and outlines for the E-H-M-A-N-N
Productions film "Herbert Apache Frog“, which was
produced for the children’s channel Siebenstein. I have never
lost contact with the world of film as I have freelanced as a graphic
designer and illustrator for various advertising agencies, and I
therefore jumped at the chance to join the Oval Films team in May
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