What is the film Karla about



A documentary by Forever Day One in coproduction with Deutsche Telekom about New Work and a different world of work.

Why is?

Who has the power to initiate change? How much hierarchy and leadership do companies need? What does a better working world look like?

In large corporations and startups, everyone is talking about new work: flat hierarchies, flexible working hours, modern management. However, rigid power structures and old thought patterns often prevail behind the scenes. The documentary portrays people and companies who have set out and who dare to really do something different. We meet pioneers of a new, more humane world of work: In the startup Einhorn, the medium-sized family business Heiler Glas, the bicycle courier collective Fahrwerk and the Deutsche Telekom Group. All show in their own way: work can be done differently.

The film: It is possible!

Our recommendation: It is best not to watch the film alone, but rather invite friends and colleagues to a (virtual) cinema evening in order to discuss the questions and exchange ideas afterwards.

60 minutes | 2020 | Germany | German, German with English subtitles

The short film with experts

The short version (20 minutes) helps to put the working models presented in the long version of the film into a larger context. In addition to the personal stories of employees of the companies Heiler Glas, Einhorn and Telekom, expert interviews shed light on the underlying topics and relationships in even more detail. Also present: Frédéric Laloux, Katharina Hölzle, Theo Wehner and Sebastian Purps-Pardigol.

More material

We appreciate your help in making the film accessible to a wider audience. That's why we've made the movie poster available as a free download below - for printing or sharing on social media. If you want to organize a screening with the filmmakers, contact: hello+ [email protected]

English poster | German poster

The team

Direction & productionAriane Doehring, Marlen Klaws
cutKathrin Unger
cameraJohannes Greisle
volumeMatthias Rupp, Elmar Szücs
Production coordinationLuise Hauschild
Color correctionAljoscha Hoffmann
Sound mixingHannes Marget
Trailer cut & conformingSarah Beekmann
TranscriptsTheresa Thomasberger
subtitleRita Jordan, Julius Weigel
musicVictoria Ventura