Peter Braatz was born in 1959 in Solingen, Germany. From 1977 to 2012 he has been a singer and songwriter in the pank band S.Y.P.H. He graduated from the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (DFFB). Since 1988 he has been an independent producer, director, screenwriter, editor, cameraman, photographer, sound designer and the owner of the production house Taris Filmproduktion, Germany – Slovenia. He edited most of Maja Weiss’ films. He directed 36 documentaries, shown all over the world: Berlinale (Forum, Panorama), DokLeipzig, MOMA New York, Sunny side of the Doc Marseille, Mesage to Men St. Petersburg, Rotterdam, Los Angeles… He has worked with David Lynch and Wim Wenders. He is also creating under the pseudonym Harry Rag. He is the director of the documentary about volunteering and music Forever Young – Slovenia (Vedno mlada Slovenija).
Filmography (selection): Slumberland Gmbh (1982), No Frank in Lumberton (1987), Trans (1993), Foto Film 2001 (1996), Motorkult (1999), Der Menschliche Fisch (2007), Tracking The Walkabouts (2009)
A discussion with Peter Braatz will take place on Wednesday, 19th June 2013 at Slovenian Cinematheque after the screening of his film Tamikrest.