The crude facts

Many people suffer from the consequences of the unscrupulous beauty business. Thousands of ingredients are hidden in cosmetic products, although many have not been adequately researched yet.

Director: Inge Altemeier

Born 1956, lives in Hamburg and studied English language and literature, politics and educational sciences. She worked as a freelancer for radio and TV. As of 1991, she is a television journalist, filmmaker and writer for the TV stations NDR, SWR, Arte and Der Spiegel. She is a specialist in worldwide investigative research.

Director: Steffen Weber

After longer stays in Tanzania and Munich, Steffen Weber returned to his hometown of Hamburg. After a traineeship at Altemeier & Hornung Filmproductions, he graduated with an M.A. in philosophy and studied Documentary and Television Journalism at the University of Television and Film (HFF) in Munich. Since 2009 he has been working as a freelance author and filmmaker for NDR, WDR and arte.

45 Min.
Director: Inge Altemeier, Steffen Weber
Author: Inge Altemeier, Steffen Weber
Camera: Reinhard Hornung, Michael Wulfes, Birgit Handke
Editing: Reinhard Hornung
Speaker: Constantin von Westphalen, Thor W. Müller
Editor: Barbara Schmitz (WDR)