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For more than twenty years, we have been directing and producing documentaries as well as reports on various topics in diverse fields such as investigation, society, sciences, nature and environment which earned us awards several times. In order to combine our know-hows, we created our production company Apollofilm LLC in 2012. Since then, we have been developing film projects of international concern targeting the challenges of our time, and this from our headquarters in Strasbourg.

One of our main focuses in recent years have been the struggle for democracy and human rights in different countries, in particular in the major emerging countries like Turkey, Thailand, South Africa, Brazil and China. Through well-researched reports, partly filmed as undercover journalists, we are depicting the political and social situation among the countries concerned. Citizen movements exposed to repression or put under pressure by governments are to be found everywhere. But more and more committed citizens are fighting for their rights and aspiring for a brighter future.

Scientific, natural and environmental issues constitute a second key focus for our company. This doesn’t only result in productions for traditional television, but also, and increasingly, in cross-media films that we adapt to other platforms like the Internet or the virtual reality. Besides our requirements of producing films of high visual quality, of revealing the nature but also technology in a diversified, informative and aesthetic way, we wanted to tell captivating stories of humans overcoming today’s challenges with fresh ideas.


 

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Alix François Meier

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Alix François Meier, of Franco-German origin, has knowledge of the culture and distinctive features of these two countries. He inherently nourishes an appetite for everything that concerns France: from gourmet trips, through to the biography of well-known figures, as well as the discovery of unknown places. His curiosity is heightened when it comes to meeting with protagonists across the world. Adventure and discovery then speak for themselves: shell hunters under the Arctic glaciers, sapphires diggers in Madagascar or a scientific expedition to explore the underwater mountains of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Michael Grotenhoff

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Michael Grotenhoff: the global village holds no secrets from him. His critical thinking skills are sharpened when information and communication technologies extend to new unexplored horizons thanks to the limitless possibilities of the World Wide Web. The cyber war will probably not take place on the African continent, for the moment, and Michael Grotenhoff watches with fascination the unexpected opportunities of development and innovation offered to Africa by the Web. An endless quest he only ever takes a step back from for road trips in Poland in the company of two comedians.

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Eberhard Rühle

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Eberhard Rühle has explored and discovered many cultures. These experiences have contributed to his altruism, curiosity and commitment to human-linked causes. His films venture into unknown territories and tell the story of outstanding people who fight, body and soul, to uphold their beliefs and do not hesitate to swim against the current. Equipped with expertise and an unwavering composure, he knows how to manage risky film shooting. Using a hidden camera, he gains entry into human trafficking networks whether in Asia or the Middle East.

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