The Legacy of Thomas Buergenthal

Thomas Buergenthal und Enkelin Laura in BerlinThomas Buergenthal and granddaughter Laura in Berlin: “Als a child, I liberated Berlin with the Polish Army.” © Peter Petrides

International Nuremberg Principles Academy
Peace Through Justice
The Legacy Of Thomas Buergenthal

A film by Sabine Jainski & Ilona Kalmbach, 45 min.

Premiere 21st October 2018 in Nuremberg, 10 December Den Haag, more screenings to follow soon

The documentary presents the life and legacy of Judge Thomas Buergenthal, Honorary President of the Nuremberg Princinples Academy, 70 years after the adoption of those principles and the Declaration of Human Rights: seeking for accountability without revenge, and promoting human rights worldwide. It also shows the work of the Academy in dealing with Crimes Against Humanity in our times, and training young law professionals. Read more

Protest Generation 2018: Apathetic or radical?

We’ll Come United Parade in Berlin, September 2017 © Marvin Kalmbach

Protest Generation 2018: Apathetic or Radical?

A film by Sabine Jainski and Ilona Kalmbach
52 min, WDR / arte 2017
Tuesday, May 22 in arte around midnight (France 00:10, Germany 23:30 CET)

Here you can watch it in English on the internet – and there’s also a Spanish version available!

In the 1960s students across Europe and America took to the streets to rebel against dominant hierarchies, rigid institutions and war. Many were convinced that revolution was around the corner. 50 years on, what do the youth of Europe aspire to?


“Humour and Muslims” on arte on September 28th

Dreh mit Bassem Youssef in Tunis
Filming with Egyptian Superstar Bassem Youssef in Tunis (he just came from the Emmys)

Our documentary

Humour and muslims

will be shown in arte on September 28th at 21h50 (Germany) and 22h25 (France)! Here is the trailer.

Fear and prejudice often rule when it comes to our muslim neighbours. So we asked: What are they laughing about? And why is there so much pressure on comedians and caricaturists? An investigation into humour in the islamic world, together with my colleagues Frank Eggers and Faruk Hosseini.

With Bassem Youssef, Ahmad Al-Basheer, M.K. Perker, Aydin Engin from Cumhuriyet (Congratulations for the Right Livelihood Award!), Samia Orosemane, Nadia Khiari, Idil Baydar, Abdelkarim, The Refugee Club Berlin and others

Have fun!

Samia Orosemane im Point Virgule, Paris
“Are you afraid?” Samia Orosemane at Le Point Virgule, Paris

The best is yet to come – now in ARTE!

Fe Reichelt © Sabine Jainski
Fe Reichelt © Sabine Jainski

Our documentary series The best is yet to come on the potentials of old age is broadcasted in arte in April 2016 (in German and French).

Retirement? No thanks! on April 8th, 11 p.m. (Germany), 11:45 p.m. (France)

with dancer Fe Reichelt (90), senior expert André Vallette (77) and age researcher and former minister Ursula Lehr (85)

Let’s move in together on April 15th, 10:35 p.m. (Germany), 11:15 p.m. (France)

with cohousing projects in France, Sweden and Germany

Love and other details, on April 22nd, 10:45 p.m. (Germany), 11:25 p.m. (France)

about love and sex, relationships and networks in old age

All films are available on ARTE+7 for one week after broadcast.