Rechte der Tiere

Numerous studies prove that many animals are aware that they are capable of suffering and pain. Animals are driven by more than the mere urge to reproduce and survive. Pet owners intuitively know that dogs and cats have feelings. And science can now prove emotions in many animals - from piglets to honeybees. This makes the question of what rights humans grant animals all the more urgent.

Director: Hendrik Löbbert

Hendrik Löbbert (1979, Bonn) studied documentary film, photography and video art at the Bauhaus University Weimar and Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He has worked as a director and cameraman for various German newspapers (Die Zeit, Der Tagesspiegel, Die Welt) and realized a video campaign for Volkswagen in China. In 2015 he made his first feature documentary film as a writer and director with G r e n z b o c k - together with Wüstefilm and Arte and supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  In 2014 he founded the independent production company n o n f i c t i o n s o c i e t y with Klaus Neumann-Ege in Berlin. Together they have produced various science documentaries for ZDF/3sat, among others. Hendrik received the DEFA scholarship ( G r e n z b o c k ) and the Gerd Ruge scholarship ( P e n n y l a n d ). 

44 Min.
Director: Hendrik Löbbert
Script: Neumann-Ege, Klaus; Löbbert, Hendrik
Cinematography: Hick, Immanuel
Editing: Piefke, Carsten
Narrator: Wöhler, Hans Henrik
Editor: Finger, Katharina (ZDF/3sat); Schleider, Nicole (ZDF/3sat)
Producer: Leske, Rainer (ZDF/3sat); nonfiction society
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