Humanness

A Film by Oliver Stritzke
and Dennis Klein (Co-Director)

Synopsis

MENSCHSEIN
This film documents the environment of people with disabilities around the world, to understand if human rights are universal for all of us. With material collected from 23 different nations, it captures a collection of personal stories that points out fundamental questions such as who we are for each other? and what makes us human.

Director

  • Picture of Oliver Stritzke © Oliver Stritzke

    Oliver Stritzke

    Oliver Stritzke, born in Hamurg in 1978, studied directing at the polish national Filmshool in Łódź, Poland and has been working as a cutter for many years. The documentary film "Humanness" is his debut.

  • Picture of Dennis Klein (Co-Director) © Dennis Klein

    Dennis Klein (Co-Director)

    Dennis Klein (Co-Director) I was born in 1981 in Usingen. In 2003, I began my studies of education at the University of Education in Freiburg. There I spent four years working for the General Student Committee where I was involved in university policy. Since 2003, I have been accompanying twice a year a childhood and youth leisure camp for people with and without disabilities. In 2009, I began my debt service at school. There, for eight years, I accompanied a group of young people who actively engaged in the alliance "School without racism, school with courage." Within this framework, some film projects were introduced, which my students submitted at national festivals. In 2012 they won the prize for the best ensemble performance at the Baden-Württemberg Youth Film Prize. In 2015, they received a nomination at the same festival and in 2016 they won two awards for the best film and the best acting performance. From 2013 to 2017 I worked together with Oliver Stritzke on the documentary called Humanness, for which I travelled in 23 countries looking for life stories of people with disabilities.

Awards + Festivals

  • 15th WE CARE FILM FEST (Competition, New Delhi, India)April 1, 2018
  • 16th FESTIVAL INT’L SEGNI DELLA NOTTE URBINO (Official Selection, Italy)April 11, 2018
  • 5th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CINEMA E TRANSCENDENCIA (Official Selection, Brasília City, Brazil)December 19, 2018
  • 1st INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SRIGANGANAGAR (Official Selection, Sriganganagar, India)January 19, 2019
  • 4th BAYAMON INT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayamón, Puerto Rico)January 30, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • *3rd PRIZE*
    16th WE CARE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, India)April 22, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Oliver Stritzke
Co-Director
Dennis Klein
Producer
Dennis Klein
Director of Photography
Dennis Klein
Sound
Andreas Grodzik
Editor
Oliver Stritzke
Sound Design
Andreas Grodzik
Music
Daniel Barth / Mathias Greule

Details

Running Time
97 min.
Shooting Format
4:2:2 1920x1080
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Loewenzahn Verlag GmbH
c/o infinity studio Association
Shakespearstraße 7
04107 Leipzig, Germany

DIRECTOR

Oliver Stritzke
oliverstritzke@gmail.com
www.humanness.online

CO-DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Dennis Klein
amitabhy@aol.com
www.humanness.online