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Rick Minnich



Rick Minnich was born in Pomona, California in 1968 and grew up in Kansas, Arizona and California. After graduating with a B.A. in English Literature from Columbia University in 1990, he moved to Berlin, where he studied directing at the Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf.” His graduation film HEAVEN ON EARTH won the 2001 Babelsberg Media Prize for best documentary graduation film in Germany, and in 2002 it took the FIPA d’Or in Biarritz and numerous other prizes in the United States and Europe. It also screened at IDFA in 2001. Rick Minnich's films have been shown throughout Europe by such TV broadcasters as ARTE, WDR, ORF, etc. FORGETTING DAD is his third feature-length documentary. It follows HOMEMADE HILLBILLY JAM (2005, released in the US by First Run Features and in Germany by Epix Media AG) and GOOD GUYS & BAD GUYS (1997).

Delphi 1830 (3', Germany, 1993)
Beim nächsten mal wird alles besser (9', Germany, 1994)
Book of Lenins (24', Germany, 1996)
Bild ohne Titel (4', Germany, 1997)
Nette Jungs und böse Buben (Germany, 1997)
Good Guys and Bad Guys (73', Germany, 1997)
Heaven on Earth (52', USA, 2001)
Homemade Hillbilly Jam (80', USA, 2005)
Forgetting Dad (84', Germany, 2008)


Forgetting Dad

Forgetting Dad (Orig.) / 2008 / Germany / 84 min

Rick Minnich goes in search of his father,who, at the age of forty-five, lost his memory forever following an apparently minor car accident





“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.

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- 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.

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- 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.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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