Private Project

"One doesn't have to fight anymore, at the age of 96." - The Odyssey of an Austrian Jew. (Teaser)

Communist activist in fascist Austria - International Brigader in Spain - Refugee - Concentration camp inmate in France - Member of the French Résistance - Soldier in the US Army - Brigadista during the revolution in Nicaragua: The moving story of Gerhard Hoffman's life.

  • Daniel Burkholz
    Director
  • Daniel Burkholz
    Writer
  • Daniel Burkholz
    Producer
  • Gerhard Hoffmann
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Burkholz
    Camera
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    history, social issues, politics, society
  • Runtime:
    45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 24, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Spain
  • Film Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distributor Information
  • Roadside Dokumentarfilm
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. He has already been travelling for more than 25 years and in 2005, he founded his company Roadside Dokumentarfilm. MeanwhileThe Roadside docs have been succesful officially presented on more than 70 film festivals around the world...

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Director Statement

Some years ago, we invited the former International Brigader, concentration camp inmate, and member of the French Résistance Gerhard Hoffmann to Berlin where he attended the showing of my film Brigadistas. After the film show we had a panel discussion between Gerhard Hoffmann and the audience. We had already a lot of panel discussions, talkings about our films, Q&A, etc. But the discussion between Gerhard and the audience was very special because he was very authentic and people appreciated this very much.