Harbours – Gateways to the World

Documentary / Germany / 2005 – 2006 / 5 x 52’, 5 x 30’

  • Author:Ilka Franzmann, Katja Esson, Sophie Kill, Elke Windisch
  • Director:Ilka Franzmann, Katja Esson, Sophie Kill, Elke Windisch
  • DOP:Marcus Winterbauer, René Dame, Wolfgang Lehner, Uli Fischer
  • Editor:Renate Ober, Mike Gürgen, Felix Drawe, Sophie Kill
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution

A documentary series about escape and wanderlust, high-tech and homesickness, shore-leave and boredom. The series portrays legendary and extraordinary harbours around the world by accompanying people for whom the harbours are home: ships pilots, harbour priest, customs officials and shipyard workers.

part 1: The harbour of New York.
part 2: The harbour of Shanghai.
part 3: The harbour of Dubai.
part 4: The harbour of Hamburg.
part 5: The harbour of Vladivastok.

In co-production with RBB/ NDR/ MDR in association with ARTE and YLE (FI). Supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.