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GHERMANYA is about Germany in Ghana. It shows various German influences: Traces of
colonial past and christianization. Voluntary fire brigade from Buxtehude. Challenges in learning
German. Schwarzwälder Schinken. An independent Volta Region that wants the Germans to rule
again? Goethe Institut. A footballer whose visa applications got denied several times, but who is
also a shopkeeper and sells German beer. Lidl. People who want to go to Germany and people
who were in Germany before. Zickenflitzer. Traders and citizens who love Germany because of
the fish there...

  • Johannes Krug
  • Johannes Krug
  • Johannes Krug
  • Paul Lebküchner
    Music Composer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 24 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,400 EUR
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  • Language:
    English, German
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Director Biography - Johannes Krug


Johannes Krug is an award-winning aspiring German filmmaker. After a year abroad in Ghana and a Bachelor in Audiovisual Media at Stuttgart Media University, he is currently studying Directing, specializing in documentary films at the renowned Filmacademy Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg. His documentary focus also impacts the way he writes and directs his fictional films. He is married to the Ghanaian educationist and fashion designer Irene Selorm Abiti. In 2019 his Ghanaian pilot DIVINE419 was awarded the 'Baden-Württembergischer Filmpreis' among others.


– ‚Black Savior - Goats for Yurududum‘ 2023, Testimonial Short, 30 min
– ‚Making of King‘ 2022, Documentary, 40 min
– ‚my past, not your future‘ 2020, Documentary, 13 min
– ‚DIVINE419 – HAWKERS HUSTLE‘ 2019, Pilot, 35 min
– ‚Precamp is in Cuba‘ 2019, Documentary, 12 min
– ‚Forst Först‘ 2019, Documentary, 26 min
– ‚WIR SIND FRIEDLICH, WAS SEID IHR?‘ 2018, Short, 9 min
– ‚ICTUS‘ 2018, experimental Short, 3 min
– ‚Afro Shop‘ 2017, threepart Docuseries, each 8-9 min
– ‚GHERMANYA – GERMANY in GHANA‘ 2016, Documentary, 84 min



Johannes Krug ist ein preisgekrönter junger deutscher Filmemacher. Nach einem Auslandsjahr in Ghana und einem Bachelorstudium der Audiovisuellen Medien an der Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, studiert er derzeit Regie, mit der Spezialisierung Dokumentarfilm an der renommierten Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg. Sein dokumentarischer Schwerpunkt beeinflusst auch seine Herangehensweise an fiktionale Projekte. Er ist verheiratet mit der ghanaischen Pädagogin und Modedesignerin Irene Selorm Abiti. 2019 wurde sein in Ghana spielender Serienpilot DIVINE419 unter anderem mit dem Baden-Württembergischen Filmpreis ausgezeichnet.


– ‚Black Savior - Goats for Yurududum‘ 2023, Testimonial Kurzfilm, 30 min
– ‚Making of King‘ 2022, Dokumentarfilm, 40 min
– ‚my past, not your future‘ 2020, Dokumentarfilm, 13 min
– ‚DIVINE419 – HAWKERS HUSTLE‘ 2019, Serienpilot Kurzfilm, 35 min
– ‚Vorlager ist in Kuba‘ 2019, Dokumentarfilm, 12 min
– ‚Forst Först‘ 2019, Dokumentarfilm, 26 min
– ‚WIR SIND FRIEDLICH, WAS SEID IHR?‘ 2018, Kurzfilm, 9 min
– ‚ICTUS‘ 2018, experimenteller Kurzfilm, 3 min
– ‚Afro Shop‘ 2017, dreiteilige Dokuserie, jeweils 8-9 min
– ‚GHERMANYA – GERMANY in GHANA‘ 2016, Dokumentarfilm, 84 min

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Director Statement

Please consider that this was my first documentary film ever.