List of Films (partial)
Hartwig Rohrmann was involved in the production of more than 30 documentary films (mainly for the evening program of the German television), as well as TV-series, cinema Docudramas, corporate and industrial films.
The most important productions:
1978 - Debut as director and author
»Shadows of a day« (Schatten eines Tages)
With Christine Kaufmann, Music by Stefan Zauner
The film was presented at the Oberhausen shortfilm festival and the Berlinale in Berlin
1983 - Director/Cameraman
»Olympics go West« International TV series in 6 parts about California in 1984.
Several prizes were won!
1986 - Cameraman (Cinema production)
»Sand in the Garden of Eden« a journey through North Yemen (90 minutes)
Prädikat: Wertvoll (valued)
1993 - Cameraman (Cinema production)
»Living Buddha« Reincarnation of the 17. Karmapa (120 minutes)
Bavarian Film prize 1994
1998 - Cameraman & Co-Author
»Shantis Revolution« From Student- revolutionary to Buddhist (30 minutes)
ZDF Series "37°"
A short biography
Hartwig Rohrmann, born in 1949, cameraman and filmmaker.
After taking his university degree in 1971, he did an apprenticeship with Artfilm Pit Koch, a well known documentary filmmaker. After that he continued his training at Bavarian Television and the Bavaria Film Studios to become a cameraman.
In the early years, during the winter months 1972/73 he undertook longer trips to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, where he also visited various spiritual centers, for example the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry.
In the Eighties he frequently visited South East Asia where he practised under Buddhadasa in the Wat Suan Mokkh monastry in Thailand.
The film of life in the Monastery, and the last film documentation of Ajahn Chah were realised after he had taken part in a rain retreat in the Wat Pah Nanachat monastery.