Die Weltherrschaft

Director: Fritz Ofner
Screenplay: Michael Lenzinger & Fritz Ofner
Director of Photography: Philipp König
Creative Direction: Michael Lenzinger
Animations: Elias Stern
Editor: Christoph Loidl
Music: Siegfried Friedrich
Produced by Junge Römer / Metafilm

Broadcasted by ARTE, ORF, BR, SRF

Manipulated elections, chemtrails, climate change being a hoax, staged terrorist attacks, total surveillance and fake news dominate discussions in "real life" as well as in social media. There’s evidence of a controlled demolition of the twin towers, French secret services are behind the attack on Charlie Hebdo and the moon landing was a fake anyhow – to cite just some common theories.

The 70-minute documentary addresses these conspiratorial attempts of explaining the world and asks many questions: How do conspiracy theories and fake news come into existence in the age of social media? How are they distributed and who profits from them? What do they tell us about ourselves and the time we live in? In search of answers, leading conspiracy theorists, historians, philosophers, psychologists, network theorists and fake news producers are visited in numerous locations like Paris, Vienna, New York and Skopje and placed into a dialectic discourse. Several animatic sequences and an ambient soundtrack provide the film with an exceptional arc of suspense.


Moldova - Lost in Transition

A film by Fritz Ofner and Gerald Knaus
A 2012, 52 min.

Part of ORF’s BALKAN EXPRESS documentary series:

MOLDOWA LOST IN TRANSITION is a portrait of Moldava, Europe’s poorest country, and its struggle to find an autonomous identity somewhere between the EU and Russia. The film provides a fascinating look at a rich and unspoiled culture which is for the most part unknown beyond the country’s borders.

Director: Fritz Ofner
Script: Gerald Knaus
Photography: Christian Haake Fritz Ofner Dominik Spritzendorfer
Sound: Peter Kutin
Editor: Max Kliewer
Producers: Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production: NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
in coproduction with: ORF

an initiative of ERSTE Stiftung
in cooperation with ESI - European Stability Initiative

with support of:
Fernsehfonds Austria / RTR


Croatia, Europe and the Twilight of Heroes

A film by Fritz Ofner and Gerald Knaus
A 2012, 52 min.

Part of ORF’s BALKAN EXPRESS documentary series:

After Yugoslavia’s breakup, Croatia was torn apart by fighting, and Serbian troops occupied a considerable portion of the country’s territory. Croatian forces were then able to retake it by 1995, and the country was considered a victor of the war. A caste of politicians around President Tudjman made him out to be the father of the nation. 
But just a short time later, the reality of Europe caught up with the war heroes: The international court in The Hague brought charges for war crimes and large-scale expulsions of the Serbian population, and extradition of the responsible parties was made the main criterion for Croatian EU membership.
The film tells the story of these godfathers of the nation – and how the forces working for a civil society struggle to deal with this blood-stained past.

Director: Fritz Ofner
Script: Gerald Knaus
Photography: Christian Haake, Fritz Ofner
Sound: Atanas Tcholakov, Peter Kutin
Editor: Max Kliewer
Producers: Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production: NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
in coproduction with: ORF

an initiative of ERSTE Stiftung
in cooperation with ESI - European Stability Initiative

with support of:
Fernsehfonds Austria / RTR


Musik-Therapie: Beirut wacht auf

 

TV Beitrag, ORF-Kulturmontag, 06/2010

HipHop gegen Kriegstraumata
Beirut vibriert im Rhythmus des Wiederaufbaus. 
In diesem Klima der ständigen ethnischen und konfessionellen Spannungen ist in den letzten Jahren eine innovative und leidenschaftliche Musikszene entstanden.


Gestaltung und Kamera: Fritz Ofner


Link zum Beitrag auf ORF.at


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