Other Films

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ANNE WACHIRA – PORTRAIT OF A HOMELESS MOTHER

SYNOPSIS
Anne is a refugee from the countryside in Kenia. She was deported by the state to Nairobi, because of clashes in her village. The 41 one year old mother and her 3 daughters are homeless, living now on the streets of the kenyan capital. Despite her desperate situation the family tries to escape the circle of poverty and harm with incredible motivation. A close portrait of an admirable family.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany, 1998
LENGTH 8 Min.
MASTER 4:3
TV-FORMAT analog beta
SOUND stereo
LANGUAGE EN, overvoice DE
BROADCASTER Auslandsjournal, ZDF

ERIC AND HIS CHILDREN

Eric is a kenyan laywer who offers legal assistance to the children living in Nairobis streets. He once worked as a judge of the juvenile court for the kenyan state. Now he is even closer to the young ones who have already lost everything. An intimate portrait of an admirable man whose life as a polio patient is already challenged.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany, 1998
LENGTH 8’30 Min.
MASTER 4:3
TV-FORMAT analog beta
SOUND stereo
LANGUAGE EN, overvoice DE
BROADCASTER ARD (WDR, BR, HR, MDR)

THOMAS PLENERT – A CAMERAMAN

Thomas Plenert is well known for his work with german filmdirector Volker Koepp (Kalte Heimat, Herr Zwilling und Frau Zuckermann). He loves shooting documentary films but is happily working on fiction films as well. This document is a conversation about Thomas’ working methods and his visual theory.
Co-directed with Jens Schanze.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany, 1999
LENGTH 48 Min.
TV-FORMAT 16:9, digi beta
SOUND stereo
LANGUAGE German

A PLEADING FOR THE CIRCUS

Circus Zaretti, wandering around in the northern part of Germany with it’s old fashioned caravans and ramshackled trailers full of animals faces modern times. We got to know a family structured acrobatic company that is not willing to give up traditions. Convinced that every childs’ smile and wonder is worth to move on for.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany, 1995
LENGTH 15 Min.
MASTER 1:1,66
TV-FORMAT analog beta
SOUND stereo
LANGUAGE German

EVERYDAY LIFE.

SCREENINGS
Palm Springs Int. Short Filmfestival / 1997
“FilmKlasseFilm”, theatrical release Germany / 1997
Festival del cortometraggio, Siena / 1996
Festival de cinema Girona, Spain / 1996
Donne in corto, Europa / 1996
13. Videofilmtage Thüringen & Rheinland Pfalz / 1996

SYNOPSIS
Sarah uses her lunch hour to go shopping in the next huge supermarket. Although she’s in a big hurry Sarah got to know a charming, young man. In the first time it happens by chance that they are crossing each others ways. But after some accidental encounters they are starting to enjoy this happening. Suddenly the commonplace of a supermarket turns into a right dreamworld. The only thing to do is to catch this dream and never let it go.

TEAM
LEADING ACTORS  Inès Gresz, Markus Boeker   CAMERA  Juri Koester   EDITOR  susan gluth   COMPOSER  Andeas Weidinger   CAMERA ASSISTANT  Martin Otter   LIGHT & DOLLY  Markus Rosenmueller   ORIGINAL SOUND  Pepe   SCRIPT & CONTINUITY  Jens Schanze, Johannes Kaltenhauser   HAIR & MAKE UP  Charlie von Ullenhausen   SET ORGANISATION  Oliver Diekmann   PRODUCTION ASSISTANT  Birgit Knackmuss   LINE PRODUCER  Evi Stangassinger   WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY  susan gluth

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany, 1996
LENGTH 11 Min.
MASTER 1:1,66, 16mm, b&w
SOUND magnetic
LANGUAGE silent

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