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At the limits of possibility


Documentary 2024



In our society communication processes are vivid and narrative. This opens up new opportunities to transfer knowledge. We produce documentary films for cinema, interactive web media, and other audio/visual formats.

Our work values and promotes collaboration with scientists from every field of research. It is process-based and participatory. We are focused on long-term projects, to show new perspectives and angles on scientific work. With the ambition to reach a broad audience, our films are presented at international festivals.

We always look forward to new project ideas, send us an email to:

Sunrise 3 Science Teaser
Fragl. Herkunft Trailer
Zur Anthropologie der Wissenschaften
Kurios war dann noch mein Abgang
Es ist ein Wunder geschehen
Autonome Artefakte Trailer 2019


We - Johannes Kohout and Janek Totaro - have been creating media at the intersection of science and the public since 2015. Documentary film is our preferred choice to visualize and reflect scientific knowledge production.


We both have a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Göttingen. There we put our focus on methods of ethnographic film making and conducted research in the fields of artificial intelligence, human-computer-interaction, robotics and astrophysics. We also worked for the PR and cross-media agency pi-ar.


In spring 2019 we founded Akinema to focus on the production of documentary media for science communication purposes. As wouldyoukindly we are also active in other areas of video production.

We collaborated with:

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Esrange Space Center, German International Ethnographic Film Festival (GIEFF), German Emigration Center, Museumsquartier Osnabrück, ARS Electronica, The University Medical Center Göttingen, Otto Bock, University of Göttingen, University of Duisburg-Essen, TU Berlin, Institut of Music University of Apllied Sciences Osnabrück, Pioneers Festival, Landschaftsverband Südniedersachsen e.V. (and the museums of Einbeck, Uslar, Osterode and Alfeld), Verbund Transformationsforschung agrar Niedersachsen


+49 (0) 152 26223633
+49 (0) 176 28866580


Kohout/Totaro GbR
Groner Straße 10
37073 Göttingen


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