From Business to Being
Directed by Hanna Henigin, Julian Wildgruber
Germany | 89 min. | German, English (English subtitled)
De voorstelling van 26/3 wordt gevolgd door een DOCVILLE+ panelgesprek over burnout
Burnout, bore out, fade out, depression... The relationship between work and private life has become a hot topic in recent years. From Business to Being is not so much an indictment, as it is an inspiring quest. Three managers are in search of a personal way to achieve greater enthusiasm and more authenticity in their lives and their work. A film that makes you stop and think about your own life, perhaps giving hope and inspiration to do things differently from now on.
Three businessmen – a former investment banker at Lehman Brothers, a project manager in the automotive industry and a regional manager in the pharmaceutical sector – take up the personal challenge to escape the rat race and give deeper meaning to their working and private lives. Several experts in economics, science and meditation are trying to build a bridge and fill the gap between 'work' and 'being', offering a new impulse to the pursuit of viable work in which the welfare of all contributors and people involved forms the central topic.
Documentary filmmakers Hanna Henigin and Julian Wildgruber were convinced that finding harmony in the combination of living and working should not be wishful thinking. They went looking for people who actively seek a healthy balance and were left inspired by those who believe they have found an answer to this important issue. An honest and straightforward film for anyone dwelling on the same question and struggling with the same issue: How do I truly wish to live and fill my time? And how do I want to work and fulfill my professional career? A true documentary guide to anyone who wonders how these current problematic issues concerning the imbalance of our daily lives will evolve.
Director Hanna Henigin, Julian Wildgruber
Cinematography Nathan Hunt, Gregor Schönfelder
Music Tobias Lorsbach
Producer Julian Wildgruber
Editing Hanna Henigin, Florian Huber, Julian Wildgruber