Deutschland, dein Selbstportrait

On June 20, 2015 a unique cinematic experiment kicked off in Germany: for one single day, all residents were invited to form a gigantic film crew and create a joint self-portrait of the country, filming with video cameras, tablets or smartphones – anything was possible.

Many thousand films were submitted to the artistic director of the project, Sönke Wortmann, who commenced to assemble them and create a theatrical feature: GERMANY IN A DAY (DEUTSCHLAND. DEIN SELBSTPORTRÄT), a succession of short and longer moments in time, painting a very subjective portrait of the country – funny, emotional, at times wistful and thoughtful, then breathtaking and surprising again. And we gain insight into what affects and motivates people on a grand as well as an intimate scale – people one doesn’t usually read about in the papers.

Premiere: June 30, 2016 @ Munich International Film Festival 

Theatrical release Germany: July 14, 2016 

Genre: Documentary 

Runtime: 101 min 

Director: Sönke Wortmann (Artistic Director) 

Producers: Judy Tossel, Daniel Ehrenberg 


Editor: Ueli Christen 

Sound Department: Benjamin Rosenkind, Christoph von  Schönburg 


Music: Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka) 

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