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Thomas Ladenburger was born in 1975 in Ellwangen/Jagst. His studies began at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he studies almost 2 years with a major in Interdisciplinary Media. Then he returned to Germany and continued his studies at the University of Arts Berlin where he graduated with his Masters in 2005. During his masters between 2003 and 2005 he taught at the University of Arts. Besides his freelance-works for different TV and cinema productions as camera man and sound recorder, he realized and produced own film works.

Feature Films
2010 Al Halqa - In the Storyteller's Circle (90 min)
2004 For Myself And The Others

Short films
2013 The Halqa of Shrifa Aicha Benbaha (19 min)
2013 Bouia Omar - Tamer of Demons (18 min)
2013 Trance and Snakes - The Aissawa (20 min)
2013 Hassan's Rooster Training (10 min)
2013 Mustapha El Hansh - The Young Magician (17 min)
2013 Die Herb Men From The Desert (16 min)
2013 The Halqa Of "Msieh" (16 min)
2013 The Transvestites (11 min)
2013 The Poetry Of The Melhoun (14 min)
2011 Poem About Jemaa El Fna Square (5 min)
2000 The Ferry Lady (5min)
2000 Holzschnitt/Filmschnitt (15 min)
1999 Begegnung in 17 sec.
1998 San Francisco No.11



AL-HALQA – IN THE STORYTELLER´S CIRCLE (Orig.) / 2010 / Germany / 87 min

On Djemaa el Fna Square in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, Abderahim El Maqori tells stories that he has been collecting in his mind and heart since he was a child. Now that he is growing older, he is teaching his son Zoheir the tricks of a dying trade....





“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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