Zeitgeist Films by Hubertus Hoffmann

Hubertus Hoffmann is an enthusiastic, Berlin-based producer of political Zeitgeist films, making a difference in global discussions.

In 2018, Hoffmann directed and produced Love is Tolerance – Tolerance is Love – Make Tolerance Great Again! It is a global search for the Champions of Tolerance and how we can make tolerance great again to contain all extremists. Describing the value of diversity and respect towards social minorities and other religions. In this feature documentary of 85 minutes, the three Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Malala Yousafzai and Kalash Satyarthi promote tolerance. The film includes portraits of Ehud Barak, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi and many other ‘Champions of Tolerance’ and young people from all over the world, who want to Make Tolerance Great Again at home.

Hoffmann was the co-producer of the documentary short film Watani: My Homeland, about the family of a commander of the Free Syrian Army, his wife and four children, leaving devastated Aleppo in 2015 for Goslar, Germany (the director’s hometown). This film was nominated for an Academy Award, winning an EMMY and the German Television Award in 2017.

Hoffmann was also co-producer of The Last Supper (Das Letzte Mahl, 2017); a chamber play about a Jewish family dinner in Berlin on January 30th, 1933, the day Adolf Hitler came into power. This drama was shown at the 13th Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2018.

In 2008, Hoffmann founded ‘The Global Tolerance Initiative’ NGO and uses his art of film-making as a medium to promote appreciation of diversity, tolerance and respect, plus how we can all contribute to the containment of all kinds of radicals. Hoffmann was a TV journalist (ZDF heute journal, White House Press Corps), media manager, internet founder and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Hoffmann has funded the popular Hollywood films, Girl, Interrupted, starring Angelina Jolie, who won her first Oscar as Supporting Actress; and Hanging Up, starring Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton, Lisa Kudrow and Walter Matthau. He financed these films with a personal investment of approximately DM 100M, using his SPV in the Global Entertainment Productions KG company, in cooperation with Sony Picture Studios in Los Angeles.