All Creatures Welcome

The world wide web would structurally allow a radical renewal of democracy, but more and more states are drifting towards authoritarian societies and en passant the largest surveillance machinery of human history has been created. The events of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), Europe's biggest association of hackers, are a kind of utopian real-world reflection of the Internet. Together with the filmmaker and the slogan "use hacking as a mindset" we immerse in a documentary adventure game, explore "planet nerd" and do away with common clichés. We see how the hacker culture meets these challenges of our time and becomes a possible blueprint of social upheaval.

Director's Biography
Sandra Trostel
Sandra is a filmmaker, editor
and new digital storyteller from Hamburg. In 2005, after almost
10 years as an editor for all genres, she began pursuing her own documentary projects and realized several music videos. Besides that she is currently working on her master’s degree in “Next Media” at the HAW Hamburg, department of Informatics. Film Selection: All Creatures Welcome (2018, doc) — Everybody’s Cage  (2015, doc, CE’16)
 — Utopia Ltd. (2011, doc, CE’12)
European Panorama Documentary 2018
Sandra Trostel
Germany 2018
91 minutes
German / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sandra Trostel
Cinematography Sandra Trostel, Lilli Thalgott
Editing Sandra Trostel
Sound/Sounddesign Jonas Hummel
Music Thies Mynther
With Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Constanze Kurz, Nexus, Jeremie Zimmermann
Producer(s) Sandra Trostel
Fairy Bot
World Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Crossing Europe 2018