Jan-Holger Hennies is a documentary filmmaker, editor and cinematographer based in Berlin.
His works explore different forms of film and web-based narratives, interested in creating alternate approaches to contexts of violence and practices of resistance. He enjoys to branch out of these topics though.
Over the past years, Jan has closely worked with investigator and director Anne Huffschmid, exploring the role of forensics as a means against forced disappearance and the current crisis of violence in Mexico. Outcome of this collaboration have been the webdocumentary “Forensic Landscapes” (2020) and the feature documentary “Persistence” (2019), among others. Jan also joined the Mexican Team for Forensic Anthropology (EMAF) in the creation of a “Forensic Pedagogy” and corresponding web-platform.
Other artistic endeavors include the multimedia exhibition “Enlaces | Links”, in collaboration with Mirjana Mitrovic, which focused on cyberfeminism and internet technology in Mexico and Germany.
Jan is an MA graduate from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester.
Film festivals and selected screenings
Ambulante (Sección Coordenadas), Mexico
dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg 2020, Germany
ethnocineca, Vienna, Austria
LASA2020, Guadalajara, Mexico
Le Cinéma IFAL, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo Arocena, Torreón, Mexico
Cineforo Universidad, Guadalajara, Mexico
Cineteca Chihuahua, Chihuahua City, Mexico
Brot für die Welt, Berlin, Germany
Indigenous Film Screenings for International Mother Language Day, London, UK
Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City, Mexico
Native Spirit Film Festival, London, UK
Centro Cultural José Martí, Mexico City, Mexico
Goethe Institute Bogotá, Colombia
Goethe Institute Mexico City, Mexico
FIFEQ, Montreal, Canada
SEF Festival, Zadar, Croatia
Language and Identity Explorations through Film, OWRI Film Screening, Manchester, UK
OneWithAMovieCamera, Marburg, Germany
Viscult, Joensuu, Finland
SEF Festival, Zadar, Croatia
FIFEQ, Quebec and Montreal, Canada
Filmed Up, HOME Manchester, UK
“From solitude to desolation”, 2nd Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, France
(collective exhibition curated by Frida Escobedo + iii (Luciano Concheiro and Xavier Nueno))
“Enlaces | Links”, Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Kiel, Germany
“Enlaces | Links”, Galerie bauchhund salonlabor, Berlin, Germany
“Enlaces | Links”, Atelier Farbfieber e.V., Düsseldorf, Germany
“Enlaces | Links”, Bezirk (Goethe-Zentrum), Guadalajara, Mexico
“Enlaces | Links”, Centro Cultural Alemán, Monterrey, Mexico
“Enlaces | Links”, Museo Casa de la Memoria Indómita, Mexico City, Mexico
“Was nützen Ihnen die Tatsachen? Wenn sie nicht wissen, was sie damit anfangen sollen!”, FMP1, Berlin, Germany (collective exhibition)
Special Award, Art competition “Was nützen Ihnen die Tatsachen? Wenn sie nicht wissen, was sie damit anfangen sollen!”, Willi Muenzenberg Forum, Berlin, Germany