// Your online documentary cinema //

10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You

Barthel Lars

Lars Barthel



Born in 1953. Studied at the University of Cinema and Television, Potsdam-Babelsberg (1973–1977); master operator's course (1978-1980). In 1982 he worked in India; returned to West Berlin, 1983. Guest professor at the HFF-Babelsberg, 1996/1997. Collaborates as director of photography with directors such as H. Reidemeister, H. Schönemann, E. Schmitz, H. Kutlucan, S. Mackinnon, D. Benke, W. Rösing, W. Vogel, F. Calvert, L. Merrison, R. Marschallek. In 2007 he won New Berlin Film Award for Best Documentary Film with his autobiographical full-lenght documentary Mein Tod ist nicht dein Tod/ My Death Is Not Your Death.


Mein Tod ist nicht dein Tod/ My Death Is Not Your Death (85´, Germany, 2006)

my_deat_not_yours 1

My Death, Not Yours

Mein Tod ist nicht dein Tod (Orig.) / 2006 / Germany / 83 min

Candid, poetic account of the director’s painful journey into the past to tell the story of a lost yet endearing love that had begun at the film school in Babelsberg and ended on the shores of India.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

Read more…

- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

Read more…

- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

Read more…

- 14.12.2016 -

More news…