TURNCOAT WARRIOR

Turncoat Warrior is a feature-length documentary with animated sequences about war deserters of western armies, the image of the soldier in 21st century and the question, whether there exists a universal right for soldiers to resist war.

The film poses questions about what moves people who voluntarily and consciously joined the army, decided to fight for their country, but later resist participation in a war and fight against their own governments politics.

The film focuses on war deserters in the United States of America, Israel and the British army as well as deserters from the German Wehrmacht. While their social, cultural and private backgrounds couldn’t be more diverse, they all have the same aim and are fighting for the same goal – the legalisation of soldiers’ rights to resist a war. They oppose war in general and work towards a dialogue with people from the countries that they have helped to oppress.

In addition we will meet experts from different areas of science, history and philosophy as well as peace activists and military staff.

Turncoat Warrior will not be a conventional documentary portrait but a philosophical feature about military traditions in the UK, US, Israel and Germany and how differently each society deals with their war resisters. We will also try to shed light on the dissent between western humanitarian self discretion and the radical functionalism of human resources in modern warfare. The central question is not so much what war does to a soldier’s mind but what it does to their moral awareness.

TURNCOAT WARRIOR
TURNCOAT WARRIOR
THE BIG SELLOUT
THE BIG SELLOUT
Smugglers of Jemba
Smugglers of Jemba
ADHD RUSHHOUR
ADHD RUSHHOUR
RATTEN (ein Portrait)*
RATTEN (ein Portrait)*
STATUS YO!
STATUS YO!
THE BUS TO AMERIKA
THE BUS TO AMERIKA
GUTLAND
GUTLAND
A QUIET LOVE
A QUIET LOVE
BURAQ
BURAQ
FEATHERED COCAINE
FEATHERED COCAINE
MEMORY OF THE BONES
MEMORY OF THE BONES
FREESTYLE – THE JAZZ AND CHINA
FREESTYLE – THE JAZZ AND CHINA
THE YOUNG STORYTELLER
THE YOUNG STORYTELLER
TORO 21
TORO 21
MUUKALAINEN (THE VISITOR)
MUUKALAINEN (THE VISITOR)