Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Das Fieber
Documentary Film, AT/DE/CH 2019, Farbe, 99 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script: Katharina Weingartner
Cast: Rehema Namyalo, Richard Mukabana, Patrick Ogwang, Paul Mwamu
Camera: Siri Klug
Editor: Andrea Wagner
Location Sound: Patrick Becker, Richard Fleming
Music: Ayub Ogada, Cinderella Sanyu
Sounddesign: Peter Braeker
Producers: Markus Wailand
Production: pooldoks Filmproduktion KG


The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

People have known about the medicinal plant Artemisia annua for more than two thousand years. One of its greatest potentials: healing Malaria and protecting from a desease, which south of the Sahara kills by the minute. In Das Fieber, Katharina Weingartner goes out in search of links and exposes the global players of the epidemic who profit from the battle against the disease. Her film discloses, shocks, and at the same time is evidence of the demystifying power of knowledge.