2018 | 87 min. | SUBs EN
All Creatures Welcome sketches a utopian image of society in the digital era. Accompanied by the appeal to “use hacking as a mindset”, the viewers immerse themselves in a documentary adventure game and explore the world of digital communities at the events held by the Chaos Computer Club, Europe biggest association of hackers.
Producer, Director, Camera, Editor:
All Creatures Welcome is not merely a documentary: it’s a transmedial project, complemented by modular additions in the course of the themes it deals with that enhance the classic cinematic framework.The entire venture aims to forge ahead with the discourse on the free availability of culture and knowledge and transpose it into a concrete example.
Crowdfunded by the community and published under a Creative Commons License, it is the first feature documentary published in full length on Wiki Commons ↗.
“Sharing something can make more out of it!”
Electronic music and Choral singing are rarely put into the same context – and the hacker community is normally not notorious for its vocal enthusiasm. But while working on the soundtrack the composer Thies Mynther and I discovered with joy and astonishment that all this can be different. Originally conceived purely to accompany the credits, the song “Heaven Can’t Wait” was rehearsed as a four-part vocal by roughly 200 visitors at the 34th Chaos Communication Congress (2017) in a choir workshop organized as a free session, then recorded and sung at various flash mobs. Now the song is available for listening and sharing, released under a Creative Commons license.
FESTIVAL | AWARDS
Crossing Europe Film Festival 2018
Ars Electronica Festival 2018
Fram[e]out Festival – Kino @Museumsquartier Vienna
Filmfest Hamburg 2018
DOK Leipzig 2018
Nominated for the Documentary Award of the Goethe Institute
Nordische Filmtage 2018
One World IHR Documentary FF, Czech Republic, 2019
Festival des deutschen Films, Goethe Institut Sankt Petersburg, 2019
Open Code Ausstellung, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2019