Balkan Dox

Behind the Headlines

Hinter Den Schlagzeilen

2021 — 90 min / Colour



Two years after exposing the Panama Papers, the investigative journalists at Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung are facing new challenges: the political murder of the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia and a mysterious arms dealer linked to the Iranian nuclear missile programme. Then a secret video is leaked to them in the spring of 2019, uncovering a new scandal involving Austrian Vice Chancellor HC Strache. For the documentary film BEHIND THE HEADLINES, Germany's largest daily newspaper opens the door to its world-renowned investigative department for the first time, providing insight into work processes that are otherwise strictly confidential.

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Directors' Biography

Daniel Andreas Sager is a Film Director, Journalist and Producer. He has directed Cinema and TV-Documentaries in Iran, Israel, Kenya, Kamerun, Mauritania, Mexico, Russia and other countries. In his films Daniel brings personal stories with deep political context by means of unconventional imagery to life. His genuine affinity with people, coupled with a mature grasp of narrative, has led to individual handwriting and films of cinematic style. For his films Daniel has received international awards.

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Daniel Andreas Sager


Marc Bauder


Daniel Andreas Sager

Börres Weiffenbach


Hannes Bruun


Oscar Stiebitz

Screenings & Awards

CPH:DOX , Denmark, 2021

Hot Docs , Canada, 2021

DOK.fest München, Germany, 2021