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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.

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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