Grimme Award for Carl Gierstorfer

Carl Gierstorfer will recieve the prestigious Grimme-Award at the end of March. The Berlin-based journalist is an alumni of our Masterschool where he successfully developed the documentary on the origins of HIV "The Bloody Truth“. Now he will be honoured for his new film „We want you to live - Liberia´s fight against Ebola“ (SWR/ARTE). It is a very deep and moving piece of work as Gierstorfer not only shows the direct impact of the virus but digs deeper. Beyond grief and anxiety the documentary shows what lies behind the obvious and what makes people suffer with much more than one could guess: Blame, isolation, faith, communities and families breaking apart….