I TEACH MY KIDS LOVE
Film - HFF Special: Close Up Washington Filmfest 2020

I TEACH MY KIDS LOVE

Directed by Denise Riedmayr

Info

Director: Denise Riedmayr
Section: HFF Special: Close Up Washington
Country: Germany, USA
Year: 2020
Language: English
Version: Original version with English subtitles
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I TEACH MY KIDS LOVE

Every 15 minutes, a child in the United States is born with an opiate addiction. A West Virginia couple, Louisa and Nikk, have adopted eight children from families that are severely addicted to painkillers. Their goal is to enable their adopted children to grow up in a sheltered environment, breaking the cycle of dependency passed down from generation to generation.


CLOSE UP is an annual educational project of the department of television journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Students travel abroad to create their own news reports and features. In February 2020 this year’s class filmed six news reports in Washington, DC on climate policy, racism, drug abuse, poverty, and the upcoming presidential election.




    • Duration: 18 Min.


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Meet the director

I TEACH MY KIDS LOVE

Denise Riedmayr

Denise Riedmayr, born in 1993, is studying film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). While previously majoring in communications and psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, she was on the editorial staff of radio station M94.5. Today she produces videos for Puls, the youth-oriented station of Bayerischer Rundfunk. Her first self-directed short film, AUFARBEITEN, received the FFF Talent Award at the 23rd International Short Film Week Regensburg in 2018.

Credits

Screenplay: Denise Riedmayr
Director of Photography: Caroline Spreitzenbart
Film Editor: Denise Riedmayr
Production Company: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film Munich