To Loveparade Doku-disaster: charity never faileth

Paco Zapater and Nuria Caminal are back in Spain. You are sitting on a bench, looking in the dusk to the peaceful sea and tell of your Concerns. This time the t

To Loveparade Doku-disaster: charity never faileth

Paco Zapater and Nuria Caminal are back in Spain. You are sitting on a bench, looking in the dusk to the peaceful sea and tell of your Concerns. This time the trip to Dusseldorf at the love parade, was the process particularly stressful. "The force I had to apply for that I have to pay. I suffered from States of Stress and anxiety, you know what I mean?“, Paco Zapater asks. His wife responds: "We need to just do it for me, never in question, not to do it. But it is very stressful, you have to pay a price for that.“

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Political correspondent in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Paco Zapater and Nuria Caminal on the 24. July 2010 their daughter, Clara lost, who was then studying in Germany. Clara was one of the 21 young people who were in the crowd onto the narrow access ramp to the site of the love parade in Duisburg, Germany, killed more than 600 persons were injured. Paco Zapater is himself a lawyer. He had long trusted, that the German justice system would process the disaster and the managers name. He and his wife were relieved when the mammoth trial began after seven long years, in December 2017, finally. But now, only a few months later, blowing the two, the idea that the procedure can bring you no peace, because no one will take responsibility.

to produce An exciting documentary about a criminal case in Germany is actually a "mission impossible". Because filming in the court recording of the main hearing rooms, only in the first few minutes before re-possible. While newspaper journalists the Process in detail from my own experience, signs, need to be a film maker some things to think of, in order to reconstruct a procedure in the course of appealing. In the case of the love parade add to this: the first on 4. May without judgment, to the end of the previous process, it was one of the most complex negotiations of the recent German history of law. So where to start, where to stop, what to omit, what to adjust?

With meticulous perseverance and emphatic impartiality

Dominik Wessely doesn't manage only with video material from the day of the disaster, and Interviews – the most important thing that is a court-appointed expert Jürgen Gerlach, the tempo is relaxed, but refined, changing camera positions in a scene. Meanwhile, it is understood Gerlach with simple felt-tip pens to explain on the basis of the drawings in a generally understandable way, as it is in the afternoon of the 24. July 2010 on the access ramp to the fatal people urban could come. The sequence is a community-luster performance of appraisers and a Director.

the depth and quality of the Film "the love parade, The negotiations" but mainly due to the exemplary diligence Wesselys. For its composition of facts and moods Wessely has accompanied the process, and some wisely selected Participants in more than 80 days of shooting, with meticulous perseverance and emphatic impartiality. He is always at turning points in the process. As the beginning of 2019, as a victim advocate Julius Reiter tried to explain to his deeply disappointed clients Zapater and Caminal the latest development. The chamber has decided that the process will be set against seven of the ten defendants. But one of these seven former defendants has come to trust to Wessely and his Team: The since-retired city of Duisburg, Baudezernent Jürgen Dressler, the building authority approved the love parade, despite considerable concerns and following massive pressure of the other Department heads in literally the last Minute, although essential documents were missing.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 14:20

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