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Life is Not Always a Beach (Project Teaser)

Laura Ludwig - European Champion, World Champion, Olympic Champion. She always lived her dream - and still does so: After splitting up with her former beach volleyball partner Kira Walkenhorst (Kira had to finish her career because of injuries) with whom she shared so many successes, Laura is again in the track. Meanwhile, Laura Ludwig is also mother and lives together with her scottish husband Imornefe Bowes. And she is already again in the center of beach volleyball action, together with her new partner Margarete Kozuch. Laura Ludwig is definitely one of the greatest german sports woman, one of the best beach volleyball players worldwide and an idol for the youth. It can hardly be overestimated how important such positive biographies are for a modern, multicultural society. But what will a champion do after having each such peaks like the victory in the Olympic final ...? "Life is Not Always a Beach" is aiming at the "human issues" and at the story behind the story. Photos by: Fernando Frazao / Agencia Brasil CC BY 3.0 br; Olympics 2016, Rio de Janeiro beach volleyball final

  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Society, Sports, Politics, Human Interest
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2019
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  • ROADSIDE - Filme mit Courage
    Country: Germany
Director Biography - Daniel Burkholz

Daniel Burkholz is an award winning filmmaker. He first worked as journalist for newspaper and radio, as editor of a scientific magazine and also as photographer. Later, he worked in the fields of environment protection, education, human and civil rights. After an intermezzo as divemaster, he studied the culture of the Sinai nomads, the nomads of the Great Thar desert, and the Aborigine's culture in Queensland. In 2005, he founded his company "Roadside Dokumentarfilm - Courageous Docs". The Roadside docs have already been officialy selected for more than 70 festivals around the world...

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