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CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Television Prize

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Cultural Shock (RAI Educational)

Cultural Shock is a cross-media education project for a new generation of digital storytellers: its theme is cosmopolitanism and cultural diversity. The documentary accompanies Rasid and Agnese on their journey of discovery through the Balkans – back to Rasid’s Serbian roots. They must observe five rules: no CO2, no hotels, no taxis, no souvenirs and no fast-food meals. In the 12 days of their journey, the two of them develop into virtuoso digital narrators of their own experiences. Very differentiated, informative – impressive in both form and content.

Documentary
Authors: Davide Tosco, Paolo Ceretto
Editor: Markus Nikel
Director: Davide Tosco

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Television Prize

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Exclusiv im Ersten: Germany’s new slums – The Business with the poor immigrants (WDR/ARD)

Districts in Dortmund, Cologne and Duisburg change their character through immigration from South-Eastern Europe – Bulgaria, Romania or Moldova. Many of the old-established residents no longer feel comfortable in their neighbourhoods. They fear the rise of crime, prostitution, human trafficking. Some are afraid of the immigrants and of those who do business with them. This report accompanies the new poor immigrants and attempts to determine who earns money out of the poorest. A highly political issue – a first-class piece of research.

Report
Authors: Isabel Schayani, Esat Mogul
Editors: Britta Windhoff, Georg Restle

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Television Prize

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Dokfilm: Mama Illegal (ORF)

They clean other people’s homes, take care of the children, care for the elderly – and live in constant fear of being deported. They work in secret, invisible, illegal. The separation from their family is the price for their future. Their becomes a world in which it is difficult for them to cope. The children grow up alone, the husbands are alienated. The documentary traces seven years in the lives of three women from Moldova. The film shows the price for a better life. Highly topical, moving, shocking – outstanding in form and content.

Documentary
Author: Ed Moschitz
Editor: Ines Pedoth
Director: Ed Moschitz

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Television Prize

Category Fictional

Tatort: Out for the Count (ORF)

The Bulgarian ex-prostitute Yulga goes up in flames during a cigarette break. The culprit – a twelve year old boy. He sprayed the smoking woman with gasoline from a pump water pistol. Who had persuaded Ivo to commit the vicious attack and why? He doggedly remains silent. Ivo’s mother is forced by the brutal pimp Aziz to become involved in street prostitution. When Ivo disappears, the police assume that the boy ist to be disposed of. The investigators Bibi Fellner and Moritz Eisner take up the search. Prostitution and trafficking – very exciting, relentless. An exceptional thriller with wonderful actors.

Film
Author: Martin Ambrosch
Editor: Alexander Vedernjak
Director: Sabine Derflinger

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Television Prize

Category Fictional

The Albanian (SWR/ARTE/ARD)

Arben needs money in order to marry his great love Etleva. Arben leaves Albania and goes to Germany. But in Germany nobody is waiting for people like him. He has no visa, he is "illegal". Here he is the Albanian. Arben starts working for a cleaning company, for three Euros an hour. Everything changes when he meets Slatko and finds work in a trafficking gang. An inhuman business, risky but lucrative. More risks – more money. With Mercedes, fine clothes and pockets full of money, Arben returns to Albania. But he comes too late. Illegality and brutal exploitation – haunting, emotional, wonderful actors.

Film
Author: Johannes Naber
Editor: Stefanie Groß
Director: Johannes Naber

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Television Prize

Category Fictional

The Stranger (WDR/rbb/ARTE/ARD)

The 25-year-old Umay flees with her small son Cem from an unhappy marriage in Istanbul. She wants to live a self-determined life in Berlin. In doing so she expects a great deal from her parents and her siblings. She hopes that the loving bond is stronger than all social constraints. But soon she realizes that her family cannot simply throw the traditional conventions overboard. The family threatens to break up faced with the challenge. As Umay tries to reconcile herself with her family, she fails to recognize that it is already too late. Moving family tragedy about honour, religion and tradition – free of clichés. With impressive actors.

Film
Author: Feo Aladag
Editor: Katja de Bock, Götz Bolten
Director: Feo Aladag

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Television Prize

Category Magazines

Small Stories from the Roma World: Hristov family (BNT)

The Hristov family lives with five children in a small caravan outside a village. The parents are both unemployed. They live on welfare and occasional employment as harvest workers in the summer. Their children are important to them. Both parents want a decent education and better prospects for their children. The documentary series “Small Stories from the Roma World” shows Bulgarian Roma and their ways of life. Powerfully images, sensitive – an impressive documentary.

Report
Authors: Svetoslav Draganov, Kremena Budinova
Editor: Kremena Budinova
Director: Svetoslav Draganov

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Television Prize

Category Magazines

Earth to Future: The world becomes a village – Home is everywhere? (KI.KA)

For the most varied reasons, people all over the world embark on the search for a new home. Approximately 44 million people leave their home countries because in their previous location they are unable to find work, there is not enough water or food, because there is a war or they are politically persecuted. Others move away in order to study or to learn the language and subsequently remain in their new home country. Really personal stories from the old and new homeland. Knowledge for children – colourful and diverse. Produced appropriately for children, innovative and very informative.

Magazine report
Author: Sabine Krätzschmar
Editor: Steffi Warnatzsch-Abra
Director: Kai Schmitt

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Television Prize

Category Magazines

Cosmo TV – RebellComedy: Benaissa Lambroubal (WDR)

"Comedy is the processing of pain and conflict", says comedian Benaissa Lamroubal. "Laugh to destroy what destroys you". The five young men in the "Rebell Comedy" group take a look at people from different cultures and poke fun at them in a relaxed and slightly scurrilous way. The comedians talk about their lives, what moves them and what makes them what they are. Cosmo TV shows Benaissa Lamroubal – one of the co-initiators of the "RebellComedy" – as rebel of the week in a series of five episodes. Ethno-Comedy – surprising, diverse, cosmopolitan and free of taboos.

Series
Author: Naima El Moussaoui
Editor: Tibet Sinha
Director: Naima El Moussaoui

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the German CIVIS Media Prize

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Become a German (ZDF)

Integration as a school subject. Special courses are planned to help immigrants, not only to learn the German language, but also how to behave in Germany. You do not give an official from the Aliens Registration Office any chocolates and if you have an appointment you must appear "right on time", because "time is money". The documentary follows migrants from 15 different nations and shows their efforts to be accepted. Everyday experiences are confronted with the image which Germany provides of itself in the teaching materials. A rare insight into the practice of German immigration policy – close up, critical, humorous. An impressive journalistic achievement.

Documentary film
Author: Britt Beyer
Editor: Christian Cloos
Director: Britt Beyer

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the German CIVIS Media Prize

Category Information

Exclusiv im Ersten: Germany’s new slums – The Business with the poor immigrants (WDR/ARD)

Districts in Dortmund, Cologne and Duisburg change their character through immigration from South-Eastern Europe – Bulgaria, Romania or Moldova. Many of the old-established residents no longer feel comfortable in their neighbourhoods. They fear the rise of crime, prostitution, human trafficking. Some are afraid of the immigrants and of those who do business with them. This report accompanies the new poor immigrants and attempts to determine who earns money out of the poorest. A highly political issue – a first-class piece of research.

Report
Authors: Isabel Schayani, Esat Mogul
Editors: Britta Windhoff, Georg Restle

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the German CIVIS Media Prize

Category Information

Extradited! Temporary workers at Amazon (HR/ARD)

Low wages, cramped accommodation and right-wing security forces. Every year during the high season, the online retailer Amazon Deutschland recruits thousands of migrant workers from abroad. What really awaits the workers is a nasty surprise: Amazon does not present them with a contract, but rather a tem- porary employment agency. Significantly less pay than promised in the recruit- ment, long rides in crowded buses and cramped accommodation in a leisure park and a security service that intimidates and penetrates into the private sphere of the workers. Anyone who objects is thrown out. Investigative report on tempora- ry agency work – a journalistic achievement, technically outstanding.

Report
Authors: Peter Onneken, Diana Löbl
Editors: Sabine Mieder, Bettina Schmidt-Matthiesen

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the German CIVIS Media Prize

Category Fictional

Transfer – The dream of eternal life (ZDF/ARTE)

Germany in the near future. In a sanatorium on Lake Constance, Hermann and his seriously ill wife Anna, buy the bodies of two Africans. They are "reborn" in their bodies. Through a personality transfer they gain control of the bodies of two black Africans for 20 hours a day. In order to secure the survival of their families in Africa, Appolain and Sarah have decided to sell their bodies. Only at night, when the two whites are asleep, can they be themselves again for four hours. A science-fiction thriller about refugees, exploitation, trafficking. Complex, disturbing, explosive. Terrific actors.

Film
Authors: Gabi Blauert, Damir Lukacevic, Gerald Klein
Editors: Christian Cloos, Doris Hepp
Director: Damir Lukacevic

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the German CIVIS Media Prize

Category Fictional

The Albanian (SWR/ARTE/ARD)

Arben needs money in order to marry his great love Etleva. Arben leaves Albania and goes to Germany. But in Germany nobody is waiting for people like him. He has no visa, he is “illegal”. Here he is the Albanian. Arben starts working for a cleaning company, for three Euros an hour. Everything changes when he meets Slatko and finds work in a trafficking gang. An inhuman business, risky but lucrative. More risks – more money. With Mercedes, fine clothes and pockets full of money, Arben returns to Albania. But he comes too late. Illegality and brutal exploitation – haunting, emotional, wonderful actors.

Film
Author: Johannes Naber
Editor: Stefanie Groß
Director: Johannes Naber

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the German CIVIS Media Prize

Category Fictional

Who’s afraid of the white man? (BR/ARD)

The Munich butcher Franz Rissmeyer has to deal with the asylum seeker Alpha from the Congo. No one can do anything right for him, least of all Alpha, who his daughter Zita is forced to employ illegally. In the dispute about the changing of a light bulb,it comes to a serious accident:Both men receive a powerful electrical shock, as a result of which the master butcher dies. His spirit, however, remains on earth. Quite imperceptibly the traditional Bavarian supporter of apartheid develops a kind of friendship with Alpha. A comedy about everyday racism – eloquent, bad-tempered, with impressive actors.

Film
Author: Dominique Lorenz
Editor: Claudia Simionescu
Director: Wolfgang Murnberger

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Radio Prize

Category Long programmes

Scrubbing against right-wing extremism. The relentless struggle of a pensioner against Nazi slogans (SWR)

Irmela Mensah-Schramm practically only leaves her apartment complete with brush, spray and nail polish remover. The 67-year-old uses them to cover neo-Nazi slogans, scrape away alien-hostile graffiti and tear down anti-semitic stickers. She refuses to be intimidated on her cleaning-up tours throughout Germany. Neither by death threats, nor by criminal charges for damage when she paints over extensive swastikas on house facades. Differentiated radiophonic presentation of the threatening development of right-wing extremism – impressive, humorous, full of atmosphere.

Feature
Author: Klaus Schirmer
Editor: Petra Mallwitz

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Radio Prize

Category Long programmes

Home – About the difficulties of being a "New German" (Deutschlandradio Kultur)

In 2012 Germany became the new home for over a million immigrants. In the meantime, one-quarter of the German population has a "migration background". The newcomers work here, raise families. Many were already born here. Germany is their home. Anyone who is German, but does not have the right hair or skin co- lour, is often once again made homeless by their fellow citizens. Many immigrants are still not accepted as equals by the German majority population. Diversity as a strength – sensitive, understandable, high radiophonic quality.

Feature
Author: Andreas Weiser
Editor: Brigitte Kirilow
Director: Andreas Weiser

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Radio Prize

Category Long programmes

Journalpanorama: Refugees as neighbours? Citizens are mobilizing (ORF)

From Carinthia all the way to the Burgenland: Wherever refugees arrive, they rarely appear to be welcome. In the past, many an Austrian community has resisted a re- fugee camp – in some cases successfully. But there are also people who campaign for the acceptance of asylum seekers and also sometimes succeed. First comes the agitation, once the asylum seekers are there, things calm down again. A tour through the federal states. A journalistic achievement – persistent, fearless. Dramatically impressive.

Report
Author: Cornelia Krebs
Editor: Cornelia Krebs

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Radio Prize

Category Short programmes

"Rendez-vous": Opfikon – Between village inn and German language course (rbb Radio Fritz)

Switzerland’s population has risen dramatically since the 1950s: first there were the so-called guest workers from Southern Europe, later refugees from Sri Lanka and the Balkan states and most recently from EU countries. The idyllic village of Opfikon near Zurich has undergone major changes as a result of these migrations. Between the old-established residents of Opfikon who mourn the passing of "their" village, and the efforts of the immigrants to integrate, the report offers a differentiated overview. Convincing, authentic, diverse – of high radiophonic quality.

Report
Author: Curdin Vincenz
Editor: Thomas Zuberbühler

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Radio Prize

Category Short programmes

Echo der Zeit: Peaceful coexistence between Roma and Czechs (SRF)

The village of Obrnice with its 2,500 inhabitants in the Czech Republic has won the Prize of the Council of Europe in 2013 for exemplary integration of Roma. Previously Obrnice was marked by its dilapidated roads and high unemployment, Roma and white Czechs did not want to have anything to do with each other. The newly arrived Lady Mayoress tackled the problem: she appointed a Roma woman as a social worker, introduced community service, built up a security service in which Roma and whites patrolled together and fought against the formation of ghettos – successfully. An outstanding radiophonic report – precise, unbiased, highly professional.

Report
Author: Marc Lehmann
Editor: Isabelle Jacobi

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Radio Prize

Category Short programmes

Emergency language barrier: Children as interpreters in the hospital (ORF)

Children from immigrant families often learn to take responsibility at a very early age. If the parents hardly speak German, the language skills of the children are in demand. They often interpret for family members, friends or acquaintances with the public authorities, at the doctor’s or in hospital. Occasionally, the children and young people are overloaded with too much responsibility. Especially in the hospi- tal, interpretation by unqualified people may lead to misunderstandings and wrong treatment. An important theme on the fringe of journalistic attention – excellent, concise, sensitive.

Series
Author: Veronika Mauler
Editor: Barbara Weinzierl

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Online Media Prize

Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices GmbH
Authorized representative: Veronika Karim
Conception, realization: Kilian Krug

www.everydayrebellion.net
"Everyday Rebellion" documents the power of non-violent resistance and new forms of civil disobedience in an age of global upheaval. With numerous, also secretly shot videos, audio files, art images, photos, Tweets and as well as interviews, the revolutionary video platform offers an artistic multimedia network of peaceful protest and societal change options. An interactive platform offering opportunities for information and participation. Part of a cross-media project. Shows the handling of cultural diversity – between the majority and the minority. Highly political, impressive, formally outstanding.

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Online Media Prize

Dossier – Verein für Investigativen und für Datenjournalismus
Authorized representative: Florian Skrabal
Conception, realization: Fabian Lang, Sahel Zarinfard, Georg Eckelsberger

www.dossier.at/asyl
"Dossier.at" is the first comprehensive journalistic study of the living conditions of asylum-seekers in Austria. The website shows the light and dark sides of the Austrian asylum policy. It documents how people live who are seeking protection in Austria: their accommodation, what they eat and how they are handled. The results are processed on an interactive overview map. Methodology, evaluation systems and raw data are open to view. Model investigative data journalism – meticulous, precise, journalistically outstanding.

CIVIS 2014

nominated for the European CIVIS Online Media Prize

Front Deutscher Äpfel Nachrichten aus dem Führerhauptquartier
Authorized representative: Max Upravitelev
Conception, realization: Max Upravitelev

www.apfelfront.de
"Front Deutscher Äpfel. Nachrichten aus dem Führerhauptquartier". Commitment against right-wing extremism must not always be a serious business. With plenty of humour, the satirical website targets the nationalist-racist ideology of old and new Nazis. It parodies right-wing organizations, makes use of their language and appearance. The "Front Deutscher Äpfel", named after the NPD politician Holger Apfel, stimulates laughter, reflection and discussion. Abuses are subversively exposed. Intelligent, creative, politically impressive.

CIVIS 2014

European Young CIVIS Media Prize

Selected was:  A home for Lydia (KRO-NCRV, NL)

"A home for Lydia" – documents the every day life of a small girl who was born in the Netherlands, but lives there with her parents without a residence permit. Time and again the family has to move home. They live illegally, have no papers. Lydia’s mother is from Cameroon, her father from Nigeria. Both do not want to go back. For Lydia it is clear: she wants to stay in the Netherlands. This is her country. And she does not want to move again, move from school to school and always have to find new friends. A political appeal – outstanding protagonist, technically impressive.

Short film
Author: Eline Schellekens
Editor: Eline Schellekens

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