Status: 24.09.2023, 10:06 a.m.
By: Andreas Sauer
During filming: (from left) Martin Langer (cinematography), Moritz Oehme and Oliver Prasnikar (sound). © Andreas Sauer
Schlehdorf - As part of the TV documentary series "Einfach Mensch", Moritz Oehme was accompanied in his work in Schlehdorf. He has Down syndrome and is a care assistant.
Schlehdorf – In a detailed presentation, the usual course of the day is illustrated by Moritz Oehme from Schlehdorf. The ZDF team accompanies Oehme in his familiar surroundings and sheds light on his career, his interests and his work at the Lindenhof care center.
The report outlines Oehme's activities as a care assistant and his interactions with residents. The recordings include not only various everyday situations, but also conversations, comments and interviews with Oehme himself, colleagues, residents and the management of the facility.
Oehme at work: (from left) Andrea Schuler (director), Moritz Oehme, Martin Langner (cinematography), Liane Gessler, Oliver Prasnikar (sound). © Andreas Sauer
Interpersonal relationships were captured
The professional ZDF crew captured the different facets of Oehme's life in the care center as well as his relationships with the residents. Particularly touching and emotional moments were captured with great empathy.
Director Andrea Schuler was pleased to emphasize: "We also had a lot of fun shooting today. Some residents were able to laugh heartily at themselves and the filming conditions." A day of shooting lasted an average of eight to ten hours, including preparation and post-production. An additional challenge for the team was the handling of the mobile camera and sound recording equipment, which weighed about ten kilos.
Fun during the filming
Oehme himself was enthusiastic: "It's all very exciting and interesting. At first I was excited, but now I've gotten used to being filmed and interviewed by ZDF." Particularly noteworthy was Oehme's performance of Schuhplatteln during the coffee round of the residents. The interlude was musically accompanied by his colleague Kathrin Resch.
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Broadcast date and information
The report is entitled "Moritz Oehme - Encouragement in the retirement home" and will be broadcast on September 30 at 11:55 a.m. on ZDF.
The show will be streamed on September 29 at 12 noon in the ZDF Mediathek. A teaser will be released online on Thursday, September 28.
For more information, please www.zdf.de/gesellschaft/einfach-mensch.
Oehme also played a significant role in awarding the "German Nursing Award" 2022 in the category "Diversity and Respect in Care" to the sponsors of the Schlehdorf Care Center (Rundschau reported). The award recognizes her commitment to the integration of employees with disabilities as well as the accompaniment of foreign nurses.
Broadcast in cooperation with "Aktion Mensch"
The TV program "Einfach Mensch" on ZDF, in cooperation with "Aktion Mensch", is dedicated to the coexistence of people with and without disabilities as well as socially disadvantaged people. The report on Oehme was commissioned by ZDF. Markus Fuchs is the editor in charge at ZDF, and the executive production company is the "werwiewasmedienproduktion "Waldmann & Streiber GbR" from Berlin, led by producer Gregor Streiber.
The three-person ZDF team travelled from Berlin and shot the sequences over three days in Schlehdorf. The film was directed by Andrea Schuler, a renowned filmmaker and TV journalist (ZDF, 3sat, WDR, arte), who received the Herbert Pichler Inclusion Media Award 2023 in the television category. Martin Langner took over the camera work to direct the scenes, while Oliver Prasnikar was responsible for the good sound