Film Archive

Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2019
Dark Origins: Mephisto (Preview) Calum Bowden

A few kilometres underground our flashlights are the only source of light. About thirty years ago, at a place with seemingly impossible living conditions, scientists discovered a hidden ecosystem...

UK

UK
2019

Dark Origins: Mephisto (Preview)

VR Experience
UK
2019
10 minutes

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Calum Bowden
Calum Bowden
Jesse Siminski
Calum Bowden
Tamas Pall
Tamas Pall, Anastasia Semenoff
A few kilometres underground our flashlights are the only source of light. About thirty years ago, at a place with seemingly impossible living conditions, scientists discovered a hidden ecosystem that fundamentally changed our understanding of life. Among its inhabitants is the “Mephisto worm”. To explore its dark world at eye level we become as small as the creature.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

HOMO DIGITALIS – Wie lange sind wir noch Mensch?

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Austria,
France,
Germany,
Japan,
UK,
USA
2017
60 minutes

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Andreas Martin, Dietmar Lyssy, Marcus Uhl
Christiane Miethge, Nils Otte
Kyrill Ahlvers, Tenzin Sherpa
Tim Sprado
Anna Hunger
Dagmar Petrus, Maik Siegle
Helen Fares
Thomas Sessner, Mustafa Isik (BR), Katja Ferwagner, Katja Dünnebacke, Aurélie Marx, Annina Zwettler (ARTE), Siegfried Steinlechner (ORF)
Miriam Mogge, Bernd Paulus, Max Karadeniz
Benny Nero
Phuoc Le, Lena Fischer
Christiane Miethge
Bernd Paulus, Phuoc Le, Lena Fischer
Anna Hunger, Sven Schulz
We live in times of upheaval. More and more technical innovations are part of our everyday life. But how dependent do we want to be? Or are we already addicted? Will there be a time when we have nothing but digital friendships, sex with robots, when we hack our own bodies? The transmedia project “HOMO DIGITALIS” consists of a documentary web series and a self testing game. How does the digital revolution affect us human beings? Does it turn Homo sapiens into a new species – Homo digitalis?
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2016
Notes on Blindness – Into Darkness Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney

In his audio diary John Hull reflects on what it means to be blind, which allows us access to a world without vision on a both philosophical and poetic level.

Notes on Blindness – Into Darkness

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France,
UK
2016
20 minutes

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Arnaud Colinart, David Coujard, Mike Brett, Amaury La Burthe
Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney
John Hull
Thomas Couchard, Florent Dumas, Robin Picou
Béatrice Lartigue, Fabien Togman, Arnaud Desjardins
In his audio diary John Hull reflects on what it means to be blind, which allows us access to a world without vision on a both philosophical and poetic level. Based on audio recordings, this six-part interactive documentary examines John’s cognitive and emotional experience of blindness. Binaural sound and interactive 3D animations enable visitors to immerse themselves intimately in specific memories and places from John’s diary.

Lars Rummel
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2017 Interactive Project
Sea Prayer Francesca Panetta, Nicole Jackson, Anrick Bregman, Shehani Fernando

A father’s fictitious letter to his son, just before their escape to Europe. Illustrated by Liz Edwards using “Tilt Brush”, a 3D painting tool.

UK

UK
2017

Sea Prayer

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Lisa Golden, Anetta Jones
Francesca Panetta, Nicole Jackson, Anrick Bregman, Shehani Fernando
Sahba Aminikia
Khaled Hosseini
Peregrine Andrews, Henrik Oppermann
Adeel Akhtar
Liz Edwards
Andrew Mason, Federico Fasce
Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy, drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. On 2 September 2015 his body was washed up on a Turkish beach. The photo of the dead boy spread across the world under the hashtag #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik – humanity washed away – and will probably be remembered forever because of the enormous media attention it got. Touched by a fate that was so expressively summarised in this one photo, Khaled Hosseini, UNHCR goodwill ambassador, wrote the monologue “Sea Prayer”: a father’s fictitious letter to his son, just before their escape to Europe. Illustrated by Liz Edwards using “Tilt Brush”, a 3D painting tool.