4th DMZ Docs(2012)
I AM DOCU
Stefan MUGGLI, Andri HINNEN
Shots of a vigorous, radiant young man who thrived on movement are plentiful in the super-8 archive of the Jent family. As a high diver in his adolescence, Nils plunges intrepidly into the water. Then one day he almost loses his life in a motorcycle accident. The ﬁlm tells the inspiring story of Dr. Nils Jent. At the age of eighteen, he had a devastating motorcycle accident. No heartbeat for eight minutes and two months in a coma left him blind and with heavy disabilities. The ﬁlm is a powerful document of how satisfaction, happiness and even professional success can ﬁnd a place in such a life. Step by step, and with boundless willpower and patience, Nils ﬁghts his way back into everyday life. He explores the frontiers of his handicapped body, and draws on the one thing that remains completely unscathed: his intelligence. Thanks to the unconditional support of his parents, he has slowly recovered his independency. After years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, he managed not only to graduate from high school but also to gain a PhD in business administration. Today, he lives in St. Gallen where he teaches and explores how people with disabilities can be integrated in organizations in an economically beneﬁcial way. Twenty years after his accident, Nils has lost none of his sparkle – in fact, he now shines brighter than ever.
Born in 1984 in Zürich. Studying in Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK). Co-founder of Instantview production company in 2007. Recently, freelance filmmaker, producer and lecturer. Breathing Underwater – The Second Life of Dr. Nils Jent (2011)
Born in 1985. BA in International Affairs, MA studies in Strategy and International Management, University of St. Gallen. Co-founder of Instantview production company with Stefan Muggli. Works as independent ﬁlmmaker and journalist. Breathing Underwater – The Second Life of Dr. Nils Jent (2011)
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