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Carl-A. Fechner

Carl-A. Fechner German journalist, film director and film producer

German journalist, film director and film producer
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Intro German journalist, film director and film producer
A.K.A. Carl Fechner
Countries Germany
Occupations Film producer Journalist Film director Screenwriter
Gender male
Birth 1953 (Gütersloh)
The details

Carl-A Fechner is a German journalist, film-maker and film producer, known for documentaries about Germany's Energiewende and sustainable energy more generally.


Fechner took a degree in media education, graduating in 1980 with a diploma. During the First Gulf War, he served as a correspondent for ARD. Since 1988 he has been managing partner of fechnerMEDIA GmbH (formerly focus–film GmbH). His attention since then is the production of documentaries on sustainability. As editorial director, Fechner is responsible for content and artistic design of fechnerMEDIA films and media campaigns.

After producing TV documentaries, Carl-A. Fechner produced and directed his first cinema documentary in 2010 called The Fourth Revolution: Energy.

In 2016 POWER TO CHANGE - The EnergyRebellion his second cinema documentary followed, focusing on the energy transition in Germany.

Personal life

Fechner lives with his wife Bettina and their two children in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


Year English title German title Notes
2005 OCEANIC POWER Stromquelle Meer — Die Energie der Zukunft? Documentary; directors: Johannes Bünger, Carl-A. Fechner, ZDF/arte
2005 TREASURE HUNT IN ASIA - THE MYSTERY OF A FORGOTTEN KINGDOM Schatzsuche in Asien – Das alte Goldland Srivijaya Documentary, director: Tamara Spitzing, SWR/arte
2007 LOVE, SEX AND MOPED Amour, sexe et mobylette (french title) Documentary, directors: Christian Lelong, Sylvia Bazzoli, 2007
2007 WANGARI MAATHAI – MOTHER OF THE TREES Wangari Maathai - Mutter der Bäume Documentary, directors: Alan Dater, Lisa Merton
2008 ON A KNIFE EDGE Auf Messers Schneide Documentary, directors: Alan Dater, Lisa Merton
2010 The Fourth Revolution: Energy Die 4.Revolution Energy Autonomy Documentary
2011 NUCLEAR WASTE IN MY BACKYARD Atommüll in meinem Garten Documentary, director: Irja von Bernstorff
2012 WHEN YOU´VE GONE I´ll STILL BE HERE! Weil ich länger lebe als du Documentary,
2013 FUTURE OF THE CITIES Wie wird die Stadt satt? Documentary, director: Irja von Bernstorff
2016 The Farmer and I The Farmer Documentary, director: Irja von Bernstorff
2016 Power to Change – The EnergyRebellion Power to Change – Die EnergieRebellion Documentary, released with English subtitles
2017 Climate Warriors - Documentary, filming began in April 2017
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