Ansgar Schäfer

Ansgar Schaefer is co-founder of Kintop, general-manager (since 2012) and producer. He holds a PhD in Contemporary History of Portugal with a thesis in the area of Visual History (focus: Portuguese colonial wars). He has produced several feature documentaries, namely Journey to the Sun (world premiere IDFA 2021), Fordlandia Malaise (Berlinale 2019), About everything about nothing (Locarno Film Festival 2018), Obscure Light (Cinéma du Réel, Paris 2017), 48 (Grand Prix Cinéma du Réel Paris, OPUS BONUM, Jilhava 2010, FIPRESCI Prize Leipzig, 2010, as well as several multimedia installations. He co-directed Journey to the Sun (2021) and The Other War (2010). He has several national and international publications on Jewish emigration to Portugal during World War II. He co-organised and co-curated the exhibition “Portuguese Forced Labourers in Nazi Germany” (Centro Cultural de Belém).