Songs of War

A film by Tristan Chytroschek
“Songs of War, a documentary on the relationship between music and violence, won the arts programming award. The a&o buero filmproduktion, made in association with ZDF and ARTE Germany, tells the story through the eyes of Sesame Street composer Christopher Cerf, who learns his music has been used as a torture device in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib.” real screen magazine


2011 – 52 min.

Awards: International Emmy, Vivisect International Human Rights Film Festival, DOCSDF Film Festival, One World Berlin Film Festival, FIPA Biarritz, Steps, Figra Paris, Japan Prize

Supported by Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

Camera: Bernhard Wagner, Christian Eichenauer, Knut Sodemann, Igor Martinovic

Sound: Max Kielhauser, Alexander Joksimovic, Ole Förster, George Parashakis

Editing: Norik Stepanjan, Karl-Heinz Satzger

Graphics: Michael Bamber

Narrator: Matthias Haase

Commissioning Editor: Susanne Mertens (ZDF)

Distribution: Alexandra Obradovic (a&o buero)

Producers: Robert Tasso Pütz (a&o buero), Christian Schwalbe (ZDF)


Special Thanks to Christopher Cerf, Composer “Sesame Street”