World Heritage: The Castle and its Fortress

Welterbe: Das Schloss und seine Festung

International Forum

Short Film Programme 2

COUNTRIES: Germany, Ghana YEAR: 2023 RUNTIME: 18 min

DIRECTED BY: Moritz Siebert

LANGUAGE(S): German, English


SCRIPT: Hanna Keller

PRODUCED BY: Hanna Keller


EDITED BY: Maja Tennstedt



Director Moritz Siebert presents a poetic film essay that shows in a subtly satirical way what Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin and Friedrichsburg Fortress in Ghana, thousands of kilometers away, have to do with the essence of European colonialism.

Moritz Siebert

After studying medicine and cultural anthropology in Berlin, Moritz Siebert studied film at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK. Now he lives and works as a filmmaker and doctor in Berlin.

Belgrad Backspin (2005), My Name is Karl (2008), Long Distance (2009), Erntehelfer(2013), Les Sauteurs – Those Who Jump (2016), My New European Life (2019), Zahlvaterschaft (2021), Welterbe – das Schloss und seine Festung (2023)

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