HIGHFLYERS

Andreas Drapa used to be a regular tiler in a small town, breeding pigeons in his free time. now he's Germanys wealthiest high-class racing pigeon breeder, a millionaire and business partner of the rich in China and Dubai where betting on the "little man’s racehorse" has become a very lucrative business. While more traditional breeders reject to make money with their pigeons, Drapa’s still aiming for more: He wants to belong to the powerful super rich.
HIGHFLYERS adopts an unusual perspective on the story of winners and losers in a game ruled by the new powers of global economy and reflects on the meaning of material wealth in the lives of different people around the world.

Category Documentary
Original title Höhenflüge
Director Lena Leonhardt
Production [OnScreen Media] Peter Kuczinski
Format Full HD, DCP
Runtime 88 min
Production Year 2019
Broadcaster NDR, SWR
Language German, English, Chinese, Arabic
Subtitled Versions English, German
Country Germany
Genre Economy, Society

Festivals

DOK.fest München (world premiere)

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