Ever larger container ships represent the growing luxury of our globalized world: a luxury that comes at the expense of a small number of seafarers. Many of them come from the Philippines. They are poorly paid and expected to work continuously, at the mercy of an exploitative system.


Paul Scholten, Conrad Winkler, Matthias Wörle


Conrad Winkler was born in Halle (Saale) in 1997. While still in school, he filmed features for public broadcasters in Saxony-Anhalt, for which he received numerous regional awards. Winkler is studying documentary film and television journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich. He holds a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation.


After graduating from high school, Matthäus Wörle studied journalism at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. He then received a scholarship for video journalism at MedienCampus Bayern. He worked for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Bayerischer Rundfunk, nautilusfilm GmbH and other companies. Today he is a freelance video journalist and studies documentary film and television journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich.


At the age of 17, Paul Scholten shot his first documentary film, which was shown at various international festivals. Since then he has been producing commercials, documentaries and short films. In addition to his projects as a producer, he continues to realize his own films as a director. He studies production and media management at the University of Television and Film Munich.



Date & Time
Date: 10. December 2021
Time: 3:00 pm (short films II)
Original version with English subtitles
Duration: 30 min.

Germany, Sweden

Director: Paul Scholten, Matthäus Wörle, Conrad Winkler
Camera: Paul Scholten, Matthäus Wörle

Editing: Agata Wozniak. Sound: Conrad Winkler. Compositing: Florian Schneeweiß, Andreas Goldbrunner. Digital colorist: Claudia Fuchs. Producer: Christine Haupt, HFF Munich (University of Television and Film).

Trailer (Vimeo)

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