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Dennis & Patrick Weinert in Mpati, DR Congo, 2016

Dennis and Patrick Weinert are journalists, documentary photographers and filmmakers with a focus on politics, culture, human rights, social injustice and conflict. They were born in Germany in 1992 and 1994 and are currently based in Asia. As documentary photographers and filmmakers, they have worked across Africa, South and Southeast Asia, the Americas and Europe, depicting conflict, humanitarian crises and cultural issues.

After a two-year stint as commercial cinematographers, Dennis and Patrick produced and crowdfunded their first photo book called A World in Distress in 2014, which deals with the subject of poverty and globalisation. Among other topics, they reported on children working in Burkina Faso’s gold mines, covered climate change and its effects on Africa’s nomad herders and investigated child slavery and gang violence in Haiti. In the following years, they worked on commissioned and independent projects alike, which resulted in numerous features and collaborations with publishers such as WDR Fernsehen, Discovery Digital Networks, Deutschlandfunk and NGOs such as the International Organization for Migration or Maiti Nepal.

Between 2015 and 2016, Dennis and Patrick extensively investigated the issue of human trafficking in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Asia, and subsequently produced several book and film projects on the topic, of which some are still in production and will be published in 2017. Additionally, they produced a feature-length documentary called Ashes of Kivu about the Eastern DR Congo’s millennial generation and their struggle with the ongoing conflict in the region. Combined, Dennis and Patrick speak German, English, French, Spanish and Arabic (basic). They are members of the dju (German Journalists Union) and are available for assignments worldwide.

Current location: Ho-Chi-Minh-City, Vietnam

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