When your enemy turns into your only friend.
A rollercoaster ride of modern township life, gangsterism and ancient African culture
Never had I imagined that my abortion would have such an effect in my life.
Neither did I expect to unravel a secret in my family kept over three generations.
Stefanie Brockhaus and Andy Wolff are independent filmmakers from Munich, Germany.
Stefanie Brockhaus’ first short film JAM won the Lux Award for Best Experimental Film at the ICA in 2003. It was screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA) and at film festivals in Sheffield and Clermont-Ferrand, among others.
Brockhaus’ feature documentary debut ON THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE, which she co-directed with Andy Wolff, had its US premiere at SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas (2010). It had its European Premiere at DOK Leipzig. It won jury awards at international film festivals like Milan, Ronda, Camden and DOKfest Munich.
THE CAPTAIN AND HIS PIRATE, a feature documentary by Andy Wolff, was officially selected for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival (German Cinema). It won the German Camera Award for Best Editing and jury awards on international film festivals like DOK Leipzig, Zagreb, Max Ophüls Saarbrücken, DOKfest Munich and Brussels. It was nominated for the Doc Alliance award which was presented during the Cannes Film Festival 2013.