Bangkok International Documentary Awards / Jury member
Theatrical release in Austria and Switzerland
Two Beats One Soul / documentary release
In August 2019 we went to Maroc for a spectacular event called “Fantasia”.
VERY SENIOR (Gestorben wird Morgen) German premiere in Hamburg March 28th 2019, Premiere at Passage Kino
WORLDPREMIERE of VERY SENOR / GESTORBEN WIRD MORGEN
Very Senior - Attitude is everything (Gestorben wird Morgen) - OFFICIAL TRAILER FILM WEBSITES very-senior-film.com / gestorben-wird-morgen.de SYNOPSIS (Gestorben wird Morgen, bitte nach unten scrollen) There is a place in Arizona that is so peaceful that people go there to die: a retirement community in the middle of the desert, especially designed for senior citizens, with palm trees and bungalows, blue skies, red sunsets, an abundance of pharmacies and extra-wide streets for a comfortable ride in your golf cart! Seen from Europe, Sun City seems like a utopian vision: a town designed on the drawing board that looks like some extra-terrestrial apparition. And yet, since 1963 it has been routine and everyday reality. Fun! Fun! Fun! The bright lights flash: there is a punk band in the garage and a tap dance revue on the stage. The old punks call themselves “One Foot in the Grave” and the tap dancers radiate revue charm with undisguised pleasure in what they are doing instead of a perfect figure and blemish-free skin. Aging is a condition where “aches …
Chitwan is part of the western Terai in Nepal. Tharuland. Well known for it's Royal National Park where you can explore the wilderness by feet and met easily hundreds of birds species, rhinos, elephants and tigers. Not every encounter will be survived, but mostly people are lucky. When I visited the area in December 2016, I focussed on Rapti-river and the Tharu living there. People are washing themselves, their clothes and cars in the water. Elephants come for a bath frequently. Men are fishing and women harvesting snails. Everyday life. One morning I stood at the riverbank and Salina, 11 years old invited me spontaneously for tea with her family while she and her brother prepared for school. We couldn't speak to each other, I only know some nepali words but we found a way to communicate. It was a very happy start into a new morning.
About the camerawoman, director and producer susan was born in Hamburg, Germany. Before studying at the Academy of Film and Television in Munich in 1995, susan joined practical training as a forest ranger, cook and a veterinarian in the 1980ies. After secondary school and studying business and commerce in Hamburg she went in 1990 for longer stays in Italy and France, developing her horsebackriding and photographic skills. In the early nineties susan explored the advertising business, working with filmproductions and photographers. From 1993-1997 she was travelling the world taping the sound for TV-features. At the filmacademy (1995-2002) susan became deeply impressed by the neorealistic italian epoque and the social and artistic aspects in films by Raymond Depardon and Ken Loach (spending a week of lectures with Loach himself). In combination with lessons by journalist Gerd Ruge (who arranged practical training as correspondent-trainee in the studios of ARD and ZDF in Nairobi, Kenia) she explored a wide branch of possibilities how to tell stories in pictures and sounds. At HFF Munich susan produced, shot and …
Nepal, 2015 Jakarta, 2014 Bhutan, 2001 Bali, 2014 Bali, 2014 Havanna, 2016 Havanna, 2016