The Philosopher

Robert Steigerwald became a fighter pilot in the Nazi airforce and was a loyal follower of the Nati system. But things changed for him, when his mother told him that his grandfather and the grandfather's family were german jews - they all were murdered during the Holocaust. After the war, he first joined the social-democrats and later the Communist party. Because he engaged himself against the rearmament of Western Germany, he was imprisoned for more than five years.

  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Robert Steigerwald
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Sybille Fezer
    Creative Producer
  • Jan-Malte Enning
  • Jan-Malte Enning
    Post Producer
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2013
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  • Roadside Dokumentarfilm
    Rights: All Rights
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 of the Aborigines in Queensland. In 2005, he founded his company "Roadside Dokumentarfilm - Courageous Docs". His films are shown by non-governmental-organisations, civil society foundations, political activists and political parties in numerous countries. The Roadside docs have already been officialy selected for more than 70 festivals around the world...

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My work is my way to take a standpoint.