Last year, on a two-week trip through Guatemala, we produced the short documentary "Coffee for Life." The film provides insights into the cultivation of fair trade coffee that are more personal and intimate than most know. We had the chance to be very close to the Guatemalan smallholder farmers and their families, accompanying them as they work and live in a remote world.

Wilhelm Schulz and Lennart Neumann (co-founders of the film production salt & pictures), together with the founder of the public welfare oriented association MOCINO, Dr. Rolf Nagel, traveled to Guatemala in early 2020. There, they visited small coffee cooperatives and immersed themselves in the lives of small-scale coffee farmers.

The documentary "Coffee for Life" creates awareness for the elaborate process of coffee production and provides a personal insight into the lives of the people behind it.

  • Lennart Neumann
  • Wilhelm Schulz
  • Lennart Neumann
  • Wilhelm Schulz
  • Dr. Rolf Nagel
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Rolf Nagel"
  • Carlos Reynoso
    Key Cast
    "Carlos Reynoso"
  • Miguel Mateo
    Key Cast
    "Miguel Mateo"
  • Pedro Rocche Quiacain
    Key Cast
    "Pedro Rocche Quiacain"
  • Ismael Mendez
    Key Cast
    "Ismael Mendez"
  • Moritz Bastian
  • Moritz Staub
  • Onomoto
    Motion Graphics
  • Fabian Siethoff
    Original Soundtrack
  • Lennart Neumann
  • Wilhelm Schulz
  • Marvin Kühner
  • Jan Reineke
    Visual Effects
  • Sarah Hollfeld
    Graphic Design
  • Karla Daniela Sequelis Briones
    Spanish Translation
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
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  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon, Gemini 5K
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Lennart Neumann, Wilhelm Schulz

Wilhelm Schulz and Lennart Neumann met while studying together at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. Through their shared passion for moving images, they founded a joint advertising film production while still studying in 2013, which became "salt & pictures GmbH" in 2019. They worked as a director / DOP / producer duo for various smaller and larger brands. Since last year, they increasingly devoted themselves to the field of free, documentary works. As the first release of this division, the short documentary "Coffee for Life" was created during a stay abroad in early 2020.

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