Andres Veiel is considered one of politically engaged art’s most prominent representatives. A special feature of Veiel's working method is the intensive, sometimes multi-year periods of research as the basis for his projects. He has received more than forty awards for his films "Winter Night's Dream" (1991), "Balagan" (1993), "The Survivors" (1996), "Black Box BRD" (2001), "The Playful" (2004), "The Kick" (2006), "Who if not us" (2011) and "Beuys" (2017), including the European Film Award and the German Film Award, on a number of occasions. His plays "Der Kick" (2006) and "Das Raspbeerreich" (2013) were premiered under his direction at the Maxim Gorki Theater and the Deutsches Theater, and invited to numerous other venues (including the Berlin Theatertreffen).

Jutta Doberstein is a freelance author and developer in the fields of film and television. In addition to realizing fictional formats, she has specialized in the development of documentary and online formats. She has worked as a curator and member of selection committees at various film festivals, and has been working with Andres Veiel for several years. Jutta Doberstein also regularly works translating feature film scripts and documentary films.


Ulrich Beck, Daniel Hengst, Julia Kaschlinski, Michaela Barth, Luisa Männel, Madgar Hische



The Deutsches Theater in Berlin is a theatrical institution with a permanent and highly-acclaimed ensemble. Behind its classical façade, the Deutsches Theater building on Schumannstraße is home to three stages: the main stage,  the 'Kammerspiele', and the Box. The theatre’s repertoire includes both classics and modern classics by writers such as Chekhov, Goethe, Ibsen, Sartre, Schiller and Shakespeare. At the same time, the DT stages works by contemporary playwrights like Dea Loher, Wolfram Lotz, Roland Schimmelpfennig, Ferdinand Schmalz and Nis-Momme Stockmann – including many world premieres. Once a year in June the Deutsches Theater plays host to the Autorentheatertage, a festival of contemporary drama. Ulrich Khuon, formerly of the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, is the Deutsches Theater’s current artistic director – a post he’s held since the summer of 2009.

With the Humboldt Forum, a whole new cultural district is being created in the very heart of the city of Berlin. It represents an approach that brings together diverse cultures and perspectives and seeks new insights into topical issues such as migration, religion and globalization.
Thanks to its programme, the Humboldt Forum is already offering visitors an opportunity to experience the world in its entirety. What awaits them is a series of exhibitions, films and discussions with specialists and commentators on science, art, religion, politics and business exploring the day’s burning questions. Whether in the Humboldt-Box or in rather more unexpected locations in Berlin: the Humboldt Forum creates spaces for encounters and exchange.


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