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Elisa May

English, German
Climate Change, Education, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Labor issues, Women and Girls, Human Rights
Impact Producing, Consulting, Campaign Implementation, Alternative Distribution
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Elisa May is founder and managing director of KERN DES GANZEN, an agency for film communication based in Cologne. The focus of the company lies on films that deal with socio-political topics such as sustainability, diversity, or education. The intrinsic goal is to initiate discussions in society with films and thus make change and rethinking possible. Previously, Elisa May worked for several years in a film distribution company with a focus on documentaries as Head of Home Entertainment Releases. The central question she posed there was how to use documentary films not only to reach an audience, but also to influence public discourse and society. The start up of the agency then created a framework in which new distribution strategies and long-term, issue-centered campaigns can be developed. The goal of KERN DES GANZEN is to connect interest groups, associations, companies and the film industry in order to make change possible together.