Documentary films

TOUGH MEN

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2011
Written and directed by Tanja Hamilton

In co-produktion with ZDF I arte


SYNOPSIS
Since the middle of the 1990s, an event has been all the rage in the heartlands of the USA where unemployment is high and the outlook fort he future is particularly dour: The Original Toughman Contest. The documentary deals with people who want to break out of their every day life, looking for a second chance for a better life, using nothing more than their own fists. At the same time, it delves into America far from the glitzy glamour, where the soul of the world’s most powerful nation is defined.


TEAM
Writer I Director: Tanja Hamilton
Producer: Martin Heisler
Commissioning Editor: Susanne Mertens
Production Manager: Gabriele Simon
DoP: Claudia Rauch
Sound: Oliver Stahn
Editor: Catrin Vogt