Award-winning South African cinematographer and filmmaker Michael Hammon’s latest film Gold profiles three paralympians who took part in the London Paralympics. Hammon grew up in Johannesburg and came to Berlin in the 1980s to study film. Now he’s teaching the next generation of budding movie makers as professor at the renowned film and television academy in Potsdam Babelsberg.
On April 30, millions of Europeans looked on as Prince Willem-Alexander was crowned King of the Netherlands. At the same time, surveys show that many Europeans think having a royal head of state is a royal waste of money. However, in France a small group of conservatives wants to prove the opposite is true. The country’s royalists are demanding the return of the monarchy.