Cinematographer, visual ethnographer, media anthropologist Doerte Engelkes

Future Mobility Project of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation

Video on the 1. Pilot Project of the MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organisation in Goettingen

A corporate video by film production AUDINFILM - Doerte Ulka Engelkes

Produced by AUDINFILM 2018. A corporate film by filmmaker Doerte Ulka Engelkes about the pilot project of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self Organisation in Goettingen – Germany. “EcoBus. The Pilot-Start”


Film production AUDINFILM Gottingen Kassel Frankfurt Hannover Erfurt Germany


AUDINFILM produced this film on new visual research methods for the ‘Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity’ (Goettingen). This short film gives insight into innovative forms of visualisation in social sciences and migration & diversity studies.

Produced by AUDINFILM 2017 – Doerte Ulka Engelkes

for Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen

Multimedia ebook mit Video Film Audio produziert von Audinfilm & Medienproduktion Engelkes

Multimedia eBooks Production

Audinfilm is producing interactive eBooks and iBooks with multimedia content (videos, audios, films, graphics, animation) for publishers and self-publishers in Germany

Videorecording of Academic Presentations

AUDINFILM Mediaproduction is producing the video recording of the keynote lecture of Prof. Steve Vertovec at Max Planck Institute, Goettingen 2017:

Production: AUDINFILM 2017

Camera (Sony FS 5): Dörte Ulka Engelkes

New: Film Interviews on Democracy and Political Participation

Interview with Wolfgang Beutel:

Interview with Kurt Edler:

Interview with Helmolt Rademancher:

Author: Ulfert Engelkes
Camera: Doerte Ulka Engelkes
Sound: Ralf Gromann
Editing: Frank Hinrichs
Production: Engelkes-TV/Bertelsmann Foundation

Audinfilm mediaproduction Goettingen

Seven Criteria for Inclusive Schools

Script/Regie: Ulfert Engelkes
Camera: Doerte U. Engelkes, Ole Kelger, Katharina Posth
Sound: Ralf Gromann, Sebastian Schmidt, Gianpiero Tari
Editing: Frank Hinrichs
Production: Engelkes TV for Bertelsmann Stiftung

MPI. Mix, lah. 2014

by Doerte U. Engelkes

Script & Camera: Doerte U. Engelkes
Sound: Anna Seegers-Krueckeberg
Editing: Abbas Yousefpour
Location: Jurong West, Singapore
Language: english
Production: MPI MMG 2014

By 2050, an estimated 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities. Through internal and international migration urban population will increasingly become more diverse ethnically, religiously, linguistically and in terms of legal status.
We know little about these experiences of migration-driven diversification, urban space and everyday contacts.
How do these processes influence social relations? Do they shape new patterns of coexistence or cause new conflicts?
The films of the GlobaldiverCities Trilogy transform these research questions into visual narrations.
The documentaries portray people and places in three neighborhoods in Singapore, New York und Johannesburg.

This film features the residential area of Jurong West at the edge of Singapore where many people from all over Asia live and meet. The focus is on living with diversity in public spaces: a small path between huge high rises, a food hawker as the central meeting point of the neighborhood and places around the homes of the protagonists.
Mrs. Heng and her husband come to the path to join a small flea market every Sunday.
Raj is spending the whole day roaming around the food hawker where he meets many friends and strangers.
Ramdass arrived in Singapore some years ago and chose to live in a neighboring dormitory for male working migrants
and Ofelia who spends most of her time with her friends from the Philippines.

Film production Germany Goettingen

Lecture: Audio – Visual Methods in Research

Lecture: Audio – Visual Methods in Research

by Doerte Ulka Engelkes, Anthropologist – Filmmaker

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Goettingen

In the seminar ‘Audio – Visual Methods as Research Tools’ contemporary settings of methodological approaches of audio – visual media in anthropology will be trained, tested and discussed.

The students will get an overview of the range of interdisciplinary methods. Selected dynamic tools such as Transect Walks, Guided Tours, Video-Logging and Participatory Videoing and Elicitation will be practiced as well as static tools like Interview Fomats, Photography, Sound Scapes, Video Mapping and the use of Audio-Visual Fieldnotes.

The practical part is focussing on exercises on social events in public spaces. Finally the students discuss their experiences of using audio-visual instruments in the context of individual research projects within a 30 minute presentation.

April – July 2015, Goettingen