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Tonight we had a preview of our newest documentary production «Chaebol and Chabolas – The struggle for work» at the Volkshaus – presented by the directors of the film David Syz and Christian Neu. In their new film Chaebols & Chabolas David Syz and Christian show unexpected aspects of unemployment. In Spain they visit illegal immigrants, who find themselves trapped in their simple huts, made out of trash (chabolas), because the desperate spanish population starts to take over their jobs in the greenhouses.
In South Korea they get to know a society in which achievement and success means everything. If you don’t get a job in one of the big enterprises (chaebols) you’re facing social rejection and isolation. What price is a society willing to pay for its wealth?
Theatrical release of this film will be in spring 2015.
As a TV premier Swiss Television will air Hannes Hug's «Generation Teleboy» on SRF at 21:55. This documentary essay tells in an ironic way how the TV orchestra «DRS Big Band» had an major influence on the development of popular culture in Switzerland.
First German eBook Award goes to... DOCMINE!
This day was a milestone in the history of our company.
Our videobook «Carl Lutz – The forgotten Hero» was awarded with the first German eBook Award at the Frankfurt Bookfair in the category «Best eBook App». The jury mentioned at the award ceremony that the combination of interactive feature with a beautiful layout adds up to «digital storytelling at its best».
Many established publishing houses have been shortlisted for this award. For us as a small start-up it is especially rewarding that we can compete with these big players thanks to a dedicated team.
The Swiss magazine «Werbewoche» dedicated a double page to DOCMINE. «The people of DOCMINE have probably discovered a gold mine», the magazine reports. «A new medium will become slowly but surely popular: Videobooks».
The article covers the story how DOCMINE turned its business from a regular documentary film production into a pioneering studio in the field of digital publishing.