Each video is just a simple, down-to earth “monologue” (you don’t hear the questions) by the person being interviewed and a few images of their surroundings. Nothing more, nothing less. Just a regular human being telling you about his or her life. No huge drama, vérité footage or a competition or law suit that a character may or may not win at the end.
These are the kinds of documentaries I love and I make. They’re not necessarily festival darlings – nor are they big on TV or in the movie theaters. But they’re so real and so human and they remind you of the beauty of life and diversity.
When the German series premiered a few weeks ago, I decided to refrain from writing about it until most episodes would be available. But by now I’m too excited to share it. I also realized it would only get more difficult to choose which episodes to embed. To make that real easy, I’m just going to share the two that are geographically the closest to where I’m from.