Idomeni, 2016. The refugee camp’s liveliness – portrayed through the everyday life of a group of Palestinian friends – converses with the early border stories told by the oldest inhabitant of the village. What then creates the feeling of a home ?
The incredible and wonderful journey of the Hofmann family on the streets of California. A road movie.
This video pays tribute through a pictorial interpretation to the visionary insights of three great directors (D. Lynch, F. Fellini, D. Risi) On the basis of a non-narrative film language, the work aims to highlight the tortuous and intricate wander through the maze of mind.
The one and only Christa Biedermann.
Do the people of the Western African country Burkina Faso consider themselves poor, their society underdeveloped or their economy dependent? "Une nouvelle ère" allows some Burkinabés to explain the countries state of development, which is, according to the United Nations, the 4th worst of the world.
Shadows & Reflections" is an audio/visual collaboration between Scottish musician Dirk Markham and Bulgarian film maker, animator and VJ Yagama. Both artists are resident in Berlin where they are highly active on the art-scene which is ever a source of inspiration for their creativity. The soundtrack originally came about as part of Dirk's "Psycho-Acoustic Sculptures" series, while Yagama's experiments in analogue rotoscope effects perfectly fit and accentuate the floaty ethereal atmosphere of the piece.
One in a Million is a Documentarymentary film based on Samee Ullah, a Pakistani refugee in Berlin. In interview Ullah, an aircraft mechanic, describes how he came from Pakistan to seek asylum in Germany in 2013. In the early days he was living in a refugee shelter in the Spandau area of Berlin and by law was only allowed to remain in the local area and not allowed to work and unable to learn German. With nothing to do, he participated in theatrical activities in the refugee centre and acted in a performance of Do Butterflies Have Borders?
One in a Million is a documentary film based on Samee Ullah, a Pakistani refugee in Berlin. In interview Ullah, an aircraft mechanic, describes how he came from Pakistan to seek asylum in Germany in 2013. In the early days he was living in a refugee shelter in the Spandau area of Berlin and by law was only allowed to remain in the local area and not allowed to work and unable to learn German. With nothing to do, he participated in theatrical activities in the refugee centre and acted in a performance of Do Butterflies Have Borders?
After this project, the refugees formed their own organisation called Refugee Club Impulse and developed a new play, Letters Home, which was successfully performed at the Kulturen der Welt in November 2014 and YAAM in March 2015, and later toured to the Maxim Gorki, Schaubühne and other venues. The success of this theatre piece led to the formation of a campaign for refugees called “My Right is Your Right”, which Samee coordinated. The campaign attracted the support of all the major theatre companies in Berlin (the Schaubühne, the Maxim Gorki, the Deutsches Theater, the Volksbühne, Grips, Ballhause Naunynstrasse and Parkaue), and for the international day against racism, it organised a demonstration and carnival (with floats decorated by the theatres), attracting thousands of participants.
Unfortunately, the press condemned the demonstration as “anti-semitic” because it included pro-Palestinian organisations, and this caused the Refugee Club Impulse to lose a potential grant of 100,000 euros as well as a major prize for their work. In frustration with what he considered to be unfair press reportage, Samee left the theatre group and the campaign to help form a new theatre group called Club Al-Hakawati.
In the interview Samee accuses the big state theatres of having used him and the refugee movement for their own purposes, rather than defending him when he was charged with anti-Semitism. In addition to Samee Ullah, the film includes interviews with several others including the head dramaturg of the Schaubuhne and various artists and academics, and clips of theatre rehearsals, performances and the carnival demonstration.
When his two mature children Anton and Linda start leaving the house, after graduation, father Michael stops taking care of his body. Anton takes part in a bed-rest-study to contribute to space-traveling, while Linda is in search of her first sexual experience. A poetic story about dreams to go to space and about the beauty of the human body.