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10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You


Johannes Hammel



Born in 1963 in Basel/Switzerland. Lives and works as director, cinematographer and producer in Vienna.

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Abendmahl // 2005
American Passages // 2011
body trail // 2008
Borgate // 2008
Cornelius Kolig. Anleitungen a // 2011
Cosmodrom // 1995
Die Badenden // 2003
Die Liebenden // 2004
Die Schwarze Sonne // 1992
Eine Seekrankheit auf festem L // 1996
Exploration // 2003
Flaschenpost // 2012
Folge mir // 2010
Gibellina - Il terremoto // 2007
Heldenplatz, 12. März 1988 // 1988
In die Welt // 2008
Jour Sombre // 2011
karma mécanique // 1993
Low Definition Control - Malfu // 2011
Luft-Räume // 1990
MAZY-systems of transitions // 2003
Moscouw // 2001
Sea Concrete Human (Malfunctio // 2001
Sisi auf Schloß Gödöllö // 1994
Subcutan // 1988
The Future will not be Capital // 2010
Tlatelolco // 2011
Volver la Vista - Der umgekehr // 2005
Way of Passion // 2011


Black Sun

Die Schwarze Sonne (Orig.) / 1992 / Austria, Switzerland / 26 min

Black Sun is based on a short novel by the American Science-fiction author Samuel R. Delany which tells the story of the meeting between a "spacer" and a "frelk"...


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Follow Me

Folge mir (Orig.) / 2010 / Austria / 109 min

Mrs. Blumenthal lives with her husband and both her sons in a bleak, dockside neighbourhood. She develops an intense social phobia, caused by her worries about the severe accident suffered by her oldest son, Roman...



Jour Sombre

Jour Sombre (Orig.) / 2011 / Austria / 8 min

When filmmakers use existing footage as a raw material for their work and subject it to, for example, physical and chemical processes, the original material’s narrative remnants resist deformation and abstraction, thereby producing a new subtext.



Last Supper

Abendmahl (Orig.) / 2005 / Austria / 9 min

A white field dominates the picture, which is bordered by narrow black lines. Slowly an image of a fruit basket moves up from below...



MAZY-systems of transitions

MAZY-systems of transitions (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 9 min

What is the human body able to sustain when subjected to devices that record sounds and images? And what can be done with the human body when it tends to evade the representational codes of these devices?



The Bathers

Die Badenden (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 4 min

An exhilarating dance of spots of color and traces of wear and decomposition. The abstract earth-colored texture is reminiscent of Stan Brakhage’s work...



The Lovers

Die Liebenden (Orig.) / 2004 / Austria / 7 min

The Lovers is the second part of a small trilogy, dealing with the extinction of memories...





“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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