Home Dialysis & Love of Life

Short Document Series ///
     Fresenius Medical Care

For the series, we were able to recruit people from various European countries who carry out their dialysis themselves at home and have thus retained a high degree of self-determination and flexibility. During the conception phase, we attached great importance to the fact that the documentaries follow journalistic standards despite their promotional use. Thus, we negotiate a production setting with the client in which the latter has no influence whatsoever on the content - as long as it does not contradict medical guidelines. The aim of the portraits is to produce small authentic documentaries that offer a realistic feeling for the possibilities and limitations of life on home dialysis - with a humanistic view of the protagonists and a classical narrative structure.


All films in the Hometreatment series are shot within two days with a two-person team. The centre of the production is a one-hour free interview. Based on the situations described there, we then accompany our protagonists in various everyday situations and shoot an average of four hours of raw material. This rich fund of different motifs and situations then forms the basis for a montage that does not want to be an advertising mood piece but aims to tell a life story in the smallest form.