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Concrete Empire

Posted on May 23rd, by 20mOllY14aIdA in Documentary, In Development. No Comments

Creative Documentary /
In Development /
Director: Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher /
Producers: Costanza Julia Bani, Fabian Martin Diering and Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher /
Production Companies: Molly Aida Film GmbH (Germany) and Supernormals (USA) /

Concrete Empire website

From 1967 to 1986 Albania built 750,000 bunkers for a war that would never happen. With a population of only 3,5 million, the bunkers totalled one for every four citizens. The construction of these concrete domes – ordered by the dictator Enver Hoxha -, led to years of seclusion, economic crisis, and corruption.

“Concrete Empire” is a feature length documentary that explores the history of the Albanian people; their trials, tribulations and triumphs during and after communist rule.
The film poses many questions: How is a community shaped by the extreme paranoia of a single person and its resulting isolation? How do individuals live through extreme hardship? How does a nation redefine … Read More »



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Bitter Apricot

Posted on March 3rd, by 20mOllY14aIdA in Documentary, In Development. Comments Off on Bitter Apricot

Creative Documentary /
In Post-production /
Director: Eva-Luise Volkmann /
Producers: Costanza Julia Bani, Fabian Martin Diering, Eva-Luise Volkmann and Hasmik Hovhannisyan /
Production Companies: Molly Aida Film GmbH, Blende39 (Germany) and HY pictures (Armenia) /
Development funded through: Masterschool Documentary Campus and Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign /
Distribution: Basis Filmverleih /

An extraordinary man brings an unknown Armenian instrument from a silent movie theatre in Yerevan to Hollywood: Djivan Gasparyan and his Duduk.
The creative documentary tells the story of an impressive sound, which became the voice of Millions of Armenians and the ultimate challenge for a young man, Djivan Gasparyan Junior, the Maestro’s grandson. He returned from California to Armenia to learn the art of playing the Duduk. Music is at the core of the storytelling, as it is through this music, that people living in the diaspora all over the world feel united: it evokes memories … Read More »



The Forgotten Army

Posted on March 3rd, by 20mOllY14aIdA in Documentary, In Development. Comments Off on The Forgotten Army

Creative Documentary /
Theatrical Release: March 2017 /
Director: Signe Astrup /
Producers: Costanza Julia Bani, Fabian Martin Diering and Signe Astrup /
Production Companies: Molly Aida Film GmbH and Sineast Filmproduktion (Germany) /
Funded through: BKM / DFFF /
Co-produced by: Bayerischer Rundfunk, Cine+ (Germany) and DR-K (Denmark) /
Licensed by: UR (Sweden) /
Distribution: Salzgeber Medien (Germany), Illumina Films (World Sales – The Netherlands

Forgotten Army Website

“The Forgotten Army” tells the story of former GDR (German Democratic Republic) soldiers, who after the Berlin Wall fell, haven’t come to terms with their past. Divided between radicals and legalists they are unable to find a real new identity in re-unified Germany. Since 1989 more than 250,000 border guards, high officers of the National People’s Army and Stasi officers not only lost their jobs, but also their homeland and their identities. They all did what they were told to do, … Read More »