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Film score and sound design for documentary '40 Wochen – Von der Keimzelle zum Kind'

Currently, on average, just about four children come into this world every single second. This corresponds to the incredible number of over 130 million births annually worldwide. As natural and inevitable as it is that our existence depends on Birth, the whole complex process required for the emergence of each human life as it goes through its various stages of development is just that much more amazing.

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Film score and sound design for documentary 'Was wird aus Rüben?'

In the third and final installment of the SWR series "Was wo wie wächst" everything revolves around another ubiquitous food staple, namely sugar. In addition to showing its agricultural production, director Tilman Büttner's film for SWR takes us through the various stages and processes necessary to transform a sugar beet into the pure crystal sugar we all know.

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Film score and sound design for documentary 'Was wird aus Kartoffeln?'

Moving on from the subject of wheat, the series “Was wo wie wächst” from German TV-station SWR now shines a light on potatoes for educational TV “Planet Schule”. Director Susanne Decker accompanies this important crop plant on its way from sapling through to harvesting and shows us the various possibilities of how to use and process potatoes in farming, as foodstuff and for industrial purposes.

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Film score for documentary 'Future Works'

Most people have it and those who don’t, want it… work.

For many of us work is meaningful and fulfilling, on the other hand for others it is an un-loved and necessary evil. It claims the main part of a human’s lifetime. But at its heart work is constantly evolving and many of the concepts of working, which seem to be nor-mal and self-evident to us since the age of industrialization, are in fact comparatively young and might even lose their universality in the future. So how will we work in the future? Director Natasa von Kopp follows up on those and associated questions about the future of work for German TV station SWR.

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Nomination of the film score of 'Mes - Walking' and 'Palmberg' for Jerry Goldsmith Award

The film score of the Kurdish feature film “Mes - Walking“ and the music of the corporate movie “Palmberg“ are both nominated at the 7. International Film Music Festival - City of Ubeda for the Jerry Goldsmith Award 2011. The music of “Mes - Walking“ is in competition as finalist in the category “Best music in full-length format“ and the music of “Palmberg“ in the category “Best music in promotional“.

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Film score and sound design for the documentaries 'Weizen'

Based on the movie “The wheat we eat“ the topic about one of the most important crop plants enters the next round. This time director Dirk Neumann explains for German TV station SWR everything you need to know about wheat and its processing on the basis of two documentaries. Part 1 (“Weizen – Von der Aussaat bis zur Ernte“) shines a light on production processes, whereas part 2 (“Weizen – von der Mühle zum Brot“) deals with the processing of wheat.

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Film score for motion picture 'Mes - Walking' and its trailer

Friendship is something wonderful. Under ideal conditions it also develops, when obvious differences, e.g. in age, look or style, don’t let it show that two people are connected deep inside despite outward appearance.

“Walking” (“Mes”), the Kurdish motion-picture from director Shiar Abdi, deals with such a friendship. The movie is set in the 1980’s, where Cengo (Abdullah Ado), a twelve year old boy and the odd, dumb and slightly mentally deranged Xelilo (Selamo) – a man living in an old garage and scuffing and striding up and down in front of the town hall day after day – slowly become friends. They spend more and more time with each other and with Cengo’s friends, as they unexpectedly are drawn into the tribulations of the Turkish take-over of power, which radically changes their lives and those of their families and friends.

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Film score and sound design for documentary 'The wheat we eat'

Wheat has been cultivated by mankind for several thousand years and even today, it’s one of the most important staple foods there are. But where does all that wheat actually come from? How is it grown, harvested, processed and where and what is it used for? Director Dirk Neumann explores that question with his documentary “The wheat we eat“ for the German TV station SWR. His movie is a production for the educational television programme “Planet Schule”, which is a collaborative project of SWR and WDR. He vividly explains all the different processes wheat has to go through - from seed to mill and beyond.

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