Documentary | 18 min | 2016 | Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

In the Winter of 2012 a series of burglaries occurred in the villages of Küstrin-Kiez and Bleyen on the german-polish border. Fearful of more such incidents and faced with a lack of police personnel, the citizens of the two villages in the area of Oderbruch start to unite. David (42) and Eileen (32) are part of this citizens group. At night they patrol the streets, equipped with flashlights and walkie talkies surveying suspicious activities and potential criminals. As part of a so called “Security partnership” the state decides to make the group an official partner of the local police. In 2015, despite not a single burglary being recorded in the two villages, the group continues its routine. This short documentary accompanies the group during their nightly activities and discusses whether normal citizens should be taking on the role of the police.

14. Filmfest Eberswalde 2017
REC-Filmfestival 2017, Berlin
7. OderKurz Filmspektakel // Oderaue
18. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival // DOK-AWARD
11. FILMZ Festival des deutschen Kinos / Dokumentarfilmwettbewerb - 22. - 27. November 2016

Director: Hannes Schilling |
Film Editor: Dennis Gnoni Visconti
DoP: Jakob Reinhardt |
Sound Engineer & Sound Design: Fabian Koppri |
Producer: Fridolin Lehmann
Assistant Producer: Hannah Blumas, Marco Wietzorek
Line Producer: Anya Gruenewald, Andrea Wohlfeil

1.85:1, Color
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