Jens Schanze

Germany-Switzerland-Colombia, 2015, 97′, Spanish/Wayuunaiki

Turkish Premiere

Photography: Bárres Weiffenbach
Editing: Bernd Euschen
Music: Victor Moser, Rainer Bartesch
Sound: Michael Hinreiner
Producer: Jens Schanze

Community Center, 15.10.2016 Saturday, 13.00-15.00

Synopsis: La Buena Vida “ The Good Life” is the story of the Colombian village of Tamaquito, told against a global backdrop of rising energy consumption being driven by the pursuit of growth and affluence.

Biography: Jens Schanze was born in Bonn in 1971. After completing his civil service, Schanze first studied forestry in Munich but then moved to a television production company. He made his first film in Bolivia for an environmental foundation. From 1995 he studied at HFF Munich. For Otzenrather Sprung he and his cameraman, Bárres Weiffenbach, won the Adolf Grimme Preis in 2002 and the Bayerischen Fernsehpreis. In the same year, together with Judith Malek-Mahdavi, Schanze founded the production company Mascha Film in Munich.

“Official Competition” FICCI Cartagena, Colombia (2015)
“Helvetíque Selection” Visions du Réel, Switzerland (2015)
“International Competition” DOK.fest Munich, Germany (2015)
Festival Latino, Mannheim, Germany (2015)
“Official Competition” Docs Barcelona+Medellí­n, Colombia (2015)
“International Competition” CinemAmbiente, Italy (2015)
Guth Gafa Int. Documentary Film Festival, Ireland (2015)
Latinodocs Festival Toulouse, France (2015)
“Documentary Competition” Int. Festival of New Latin American Cinema, Cuba (2015)
“International Competition” Int. Festival Ekofilm, Czech Republic (2015)
DOCfeed Eindhoven, Netherlands (2016)
Int. Human Rights Film Festival Geneva, Switzerland (2016)
“Winner environmental and populations on fight category”, Festival Internacional de Cine de Barranquilla FICBAQ, Colombia (2016)
San Diego Latino Film Festival, USA (2016)
“Competition Travailleurs du monde” Int. Documentary Film Festival Millenium, Belgium (2016)
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital Washington DC, USA (2016)
“Grand Prix du Festival”, FReDD Festival Toulouse, France (2016)
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF), Australia (2016)



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