Catching Haider, Natalie Borgers new documentary on Joerg Haiders Carinthia, earns a Special Mention at the German speaking documentary competition at the DOK.fest Munich
The jury statement:
Perhaps the most discussed film by the jury: in FANG DEN HAIDER, director Nathalie Borgers takes us on an investigative journey
through Haiders Carinthia. This film about insider relationships and mythmaking releases us from an enriching, albeit
disturbing state of bewilderment.
Jury DOK. deutsch
Georg Bütler, senior programmer Zurich Film Festival
Sebastian Höglinger, co-director Diagonale, Graz
Rüdiger Suchsland, journalist & filmcritic, director, Berli
Catching Haider (Fang den Haider)
directed by Natalie Borgers (kurt mayer film (A), ma.ja.de. filmproduktion (D))
How can it be that, despite the corruption scandals he has been associated with, Jörg Haider is portrayed as a hero after
his accidental death? Nathalie Borgers goes to investigate in Carinthia. Her discoveries range from the comically bizarre
to the strangely vexing.