Camera team Audinfilm Doerte Ulka Engelkes

Everybody is from Anywhere. Hillbrow, Johannesburg

by Doerte Ulka Engelkes

Production: MPI MMG 2014
Camera: Doerte Ulka Engelkes
Sound: Anna Seegers-Krueckeberg
Editing: Abbas Yousefpour
Location: South Africa
Language: English

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 rela- tions? Do they shape new patterns of coexis- tence 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 a neighborhood of Johannesburg in South Africa. Hillbrow’s population changed after the Apartheid era from an almost exclusively white suburb to a dominantly black area. White South Africans and migrants from rural South Africa meet people from all over Africa who recently arrived to look for a better life. The documentary portrays different protagonists, their way of living and how they get along with friends and strangers in the streets and places of Hillbrow.

Super-diversity in Mega Cities


GLOBALDIVERCITIES (22 min – englisch)

Film by Doerte Ulka Engelkes

Production: MPI MMG 2015
Script & Camera: Doerte U. Engelkes
Sound: Anna Seegers-Krueckeberg
Editing: Abbas Yousefpour
Locations: South Africa, Singapore, USA, Germany

This film gives insight into the large, interdisciplinary, international and comparative research project ‘GlobaldiverCities’ conducted by Steven Vertovec between 2011 and 2015.

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Film Production Audinfilm and Media Production in Gottingen Kassel Hannover Eisenach, Niedersachsen und Thueringen

Educational Opportunities and Migration

Filming in Zurich, Malmo and Toronto for Bertelsmann-Stiftung 2008

DOP Gottingen Goettingen Kassel Hannover Northeim Einbeck Film Production Company Germany

DOP Doerte Ulka Engelkes with the wonderful Film Crew Ulfert Engelkes and Michael Hesse in Toronto

Media production Goettingen Engelkes audinfilm

Civic Engagement as Educational Goal

Filming in Europe and USA for Bertelsmann-Stiftung in 2007

DOP Audinfilm film company Goettingen Kassel Hannover Niedersachsen Germany

The german film crew with DOP Doerte Engelkes is filming in Canadian schools: Civic engagement for Bertelsmann-Stiftung

Film team Goettingen Germany

The Rooster is Dead

For this 30 min documentary I did the camera work first ever; after that project I decided to learn the film skills professionally…

Film author: Doerte U. Engelkes, Heide Rutten
Camera: Doerte U. Engelkes
Editing: Ina Lohmann-Eggers, Christina Jaekel
Production: Doerte U. Engelkes/IWF 1991
34’min, Super-VHS

The Rooster is Dead – Decapitating Roosters at Haan

Rooster decapitation on the first monday is a feature of the annual Haaner Kirmes (circus in Haan). The dead rooster is hung feet-upwards over a basket. Blindfolded contestants are given a blunt sword and urged on by the crowd.