Descriptive Transcript: PRIF Imagefilm "We're about peace"

Female voice-over: “In a world with nuclear bombs and cyber weapons…Nuclear weapons test over the sea; cut; control room with two people
…with autocracies and disinformation…Cut; Former Iranian President Hassan Rohani, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan smiling while shaking hands with each other, flags of the three countries in the background; cut; a news studio
…with police violence and terrorism…Cut; Armored police vehicles and task forces enter the picture from below, water cannon in action; cut; ISIS fighters raise weapons to the sky
…with pandemics and climate crises…Cut; A woman with a surgical mask puts a surgical mask on a child
…how can we create…Cut; Part of an iceberg falls into the sea
…peace in such a world?Cut; Sculpture of a pistol with knotted barrel in front of the UN headquarters, international flags in the background.
The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt provides answers to these questions.”Cut; Blue background in a slightly crumpled paper look; white letters form the name "Peace Research Institute Frankfurt"
 Cut; a new image fades in from the right.
Nicole Deitelhoff: “Our work is the production of knowledge. Knowledge that makes a difference, for example by contributing to outlawing violence, manage crises, fight inequality and promote social cohesion.”Nicole Deitelhoff, director of PRIF: She has short dark hair, wears a red blouse and a dark blue blazer. She speaks to the camera while opening her hands.
“Peace encompasses much more than just preventing wars. To really understand the complex conditions of peace, we need to think together from different perspectives.”Zoom on Nicole Deitelhoff’s face.
 Cut; a new image fades in from the right. Blue background with the institute’s name
Female voice-over:. “At PRIF, a member of the Leibniz Association, around fifty scientists are therefore working on a wide range of topics.”The institute name is faded out. Many colorful icons of people, alone or in groups, appear against the blue background.
 Other icons appear between the people: a newspaper page with the headline "News", a laptop, two shaking hands, a sign with a prohibition symbol and a clenched red fist, a drone and a head with a police helmet, a globe with a red thermometer, a bomb and a surveillance camera. The drone takes off and flies to the right into the next image.
Niklas Schörnig: “I deal with questions about the military technologies of the future – i.e. robotics, drones, cyber weapons.”The drone flies into the picture with the aperture from the left. The background is white. Niklas Schörnig, Senior Researcher at PRIF, hands clasped in front of his stomach. He has short dark hair, wears a light blue shirt and a dark blue jacket. The drone hovers in the air to his left, moving slightly back and forth. It emits concentric green sound waves and flies upwards out of the picture.
“For example: In the future, should autonomous weapons systems be allowed to decide who is killed in war and who is not, or should this be banned internationally?”Zoom on Niklas Schörnig
Female voice-over: “Global perspectives complement regional expertise at PRIF.”Diagonal fade on the blue background. The black outlines of a world map appear on the blue background, which then fills with white. The USA, Russia, Turkey, Iran and Tunisia are highlighted in red and stand out three-dimensionally from the map.
 Colombia, France, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia and the Philippines are also highlighted in red and three-dimensionally.
 The continent of Africa is highlighted, the rest of the world map in the background becomes blurred. Africa flies to the left into the next image.
Irene Weipert-Fenner: “My focus is on the Arab world.”Irene Weipert-Fenner, Senior Researcher at PRIF, stands with her hands open in front of a white background. She has long straight dark hair and wears a salmon-colored top with a black jacket. Africa hovers to her right. The countries Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia are highlighted in red.
“From Morocco to Iraq, we keep seeing massive protests against corrupt authoritarian systems of rule and for social justice.”Only Tunisia and Egypt are still highlighted in red. Irene Weipert-Fenner clasps her hands in front of her stomach, opens them again and gestures.
 Africa disappears from the picture to the right.
“Are they triggering a shift toward democracy? And what do protests mean in Tunisia's still young democracy?”Zoom on Irene Weipert-Fenner
 Vertical fade to the center of the image onto the blue background.
Female voice-over: “Research at PRIF is multimethodical and interdisciplinary. Political science is combined with sociology, ethnology, law, natural sciences and geography.”Colorful icons appear again on the blue background: two people with speech bubbles, in dialogue, a pie chart that splits into its parts, a text document. As the image rotates slightly clockwise and zooms out a bit, the following are added: a passport, an index card with bullet points, a camera, a podcast microphone, a bar chart whose columns move up and down. Black connecting lines appear between the individual icons, and the icons arrange themselves into a network. The dialog icon is in the center.
 The network pulls apart and opens in the middle to the new image.
Julian Junk: “For example, we analyze activities of Salafist and right-wing extremist actors on the web, evaluate documents from security agencies, conduct interviews with practitioners of extremism prevention…Julian Junk, Senior Researcher at PRIF, stands in front of a white background. He is wearing a light blue shirt and has his hands open. Around him hover the dialogue icon, the camera icon and the text document icon.
 The icons fly outward from the image.
… and conduct field research, for example in mosque associations.”Zoom on Julian Junk
 The image closes with a horizontal fade to the blue background.
Sprecherin: “At PRIF, knowledge is passed on dialogically:Four icons appear side by side on the blue background: a group of three people, a university building with a doctor's hat, a blue flag with a dove of peace and a parliament building.
Scientific findings are communicated to society, and impulses from society are in turn incorporated into research.”The icons move apart in the direction of the four corners. In the center, the words "Peace Research Institute Frankfurt" appear in white letters. Starting from the lettering, dashed white lines appear, which flow towards the icons. Starting from the icons, dashed black lines appear, which flow towards the lettering.
 The new image fades in from below.
Irene Weipert-Fenner: “In practical terms, this means that we are in constant exchange, for example with civil society organizations.”Irene Weipert-Fenner against a white background. To her left hovers the blue flag with the white dove.
 The new image enters from the right. The flag moves into the new image.
Julian Junk: „…through policy advice …“Julian Junk against white background. To his left hovers the flag with the dove of peace, to his right the icon of the parliament building.
 The new image fades in from the right. The flag and the parliament building move into the new image.
Niklas Schörnig: „… through civic education in e-learning courses.”Zoom on Niklas Schörnig. To his left hover the icon of the university building below, above it the flag with dove of peace and to his right the parliament building.
 The new image fades in from the right. The icons disappear. The background changes from white to blue.
Nicole Deitelhoff: “We're about peace”Zoom on Nicole Deitelhoff
 The image section appears in the screen of the laptop icon, which moves away backwards to the center of the image. A maelstrom of the other icons forms around it, which also moves away to the back and becomes smaller.
Female voice-over: “Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.”The eye of the maelstrom condenses into the logo of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt on a white background.