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  by Leslie Franke and Herdolor Lorenz, A film from below - Financed by thousands of sponsors ,
  Funded by the Filmförderung Hamburg, Schleswig Holstein and the Deutsche Filmförderfond DFFF, A production of Kernfilm , 2015, Length: 103 Min. 25 Sek.

The film „Who is saving whom“ shows the truth about how is saved: It was never about saving the Greeks, or the Spanish or the Portuguese. It was always about the principal earners of these crises: the banks that contributed with high-risk speculations. We, the taxpayers and socially disadvantaged are expected to put up with these massive billion euro risks. For the big banks, the financial crisis is mainly a business model.

 

10 to 15 years ago a wave of privatisations of our water supply started, which has been propagating since all over the world. Meanwhile the enduring consequences - such as slums cut off from the access to clean water and dry faucets in London - are sufficiently known. for Nowadays no one talks about privatisation, but about business concepts such as private public partnership.

 

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When the main thing becomes minor matter

Usually, people only appreciate the most important goods when they are lacking. Water is an example.We simply open the faucet and instantly our most important and most controlled good flows – reliable, cheap and ready to use. That this can't be necessarily taken for granted is not only true for the 'third world'. Susanne Baker lives in London, on the 5th floor of a building. The first thing she does in the morning is checking if water flows out of the faucet. If not, it's going to be a hassle.

Blue Gold in the Garden of Eden Blue gold in the garden of Eden

A Koproduction of Kernfilm with ZDF/ARTE, 2003
A film by Leslie Franke, Length: 58 min.

 If today a possible reason for war in theMiddle- and Near East is oil, tomorrow it could be fresh water and itsdistribution and long-lasting exploitation. Turkey, Syria and Iraq togethershare the two biggest water streams of the region: Euphrat and Tigris. In thiscase ?sharing? is not a suitable word, because since more than three decadesTurkey has realized one of the most gigantic dam wall projects worldwide at theupper flow of the streams.

 

A Coproduction of Kerntv, WDR and ARTE, 2000, A long time documentary by Leslie Franke and Hermann Lorenz, Length: 59 min.

“It breaks my heart“, that‘s how the Bosnian refugee Dzemal Alic describes his life in Germany . Since 1992 he’s living in a caravan site near Hamburg airport, every day waiting to return to his Bosnian home-town..............

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