Author: susan gluth

Camerawork

2004-2017    Gestorben wird Morgen 73 min., HD, Dir: susan gluth, Prod: gluthfilm 2011-2016    Urmila - my memory is my power 87 min., HD, Dir: susan gluth, Prod: gluthfilm, zero fiction film GmbH 2014    Riebesehl, Gauditz, Giesel - die Spectrum Photogallerie 15 min., HD, Dir: Lars Tredup, client: Collection Regard, Berlin 2011    Familienriss 90 min., HD, Dir: Catherine Menschner, Prod: majade, Leipzig 2010    Fürstliche Orangeriekultur 12 min., HD, Prod. and Dir: Ysabel Fantou, München client: Bayerische Schlösser- und Seenverwaltung 2009    Heimatbilder 29x15 min., HD, Dir: diverse, Prod: Inter/Aktion, München, BR, BRalpha 2009    Pilawas Welt von morgen 75 min., HD, Dir: and Prod: Dethlev Cordts, Hamburg, ARD 2009    EADS-Airbus, une affaire d'Etats 90 min., HD, Dir: Fréderic Compain, Paris, ARTE, France Telèvisions, France 3 2009    Das Hüsselhuus - ein wunderbarer Ort 30 min., dv-cam, Prod. and Dir: Claudia Déja, Hamburg, client: Herbstzeitlose e.V. 2008    Wasser und Seife / Soap and Water 90 min., DVCproHD and mini dv, copy: 35mm, HDSR Dir: s. gluth, Prod: gluthfilm in Coproduktion with ZDF / Das Kleine Fernsehspiel 2007    Wolle aus …

Magnum Photos

One of the most impressive documentary film shootings for me was at the agency MAGNUM PHOTOS in Paris in 1998. Photographs I have seen a thousand times were on the table in it’s original form as photographic negatives. In every little angle in this kingdom of pictures I could feel the energy of Capa and Cartier-Bresson and all the others. One day we were invited by HCB for lunch. I remember a light flooded apartment above the Tuilleries gardens and a little old man asking me to sit next to him. He was one of the most funny and at the same time decent hosts I ever met. Finally he gave me a little buddhist book and told me to read it over and over again. What I still do, until today. “Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Urmila – my memory is my power

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS PRE NOMINATION German Film Award 2016 PRICE OF THE MAYOR of Zakopane, Poland 2017 BEST FILM Kathmandu Mountainfilmfestival, 2016 SHORTLIST One World Media Award, London 2017 BEST DOCUMENTARY NAIFF Washington DC, 2017 Seal of Approval: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SYNOPSIS Urmila wants to change Nepal. This young woman fights with admirable energy against centuries-old social structures. She has but one goal: the end of child slavery. Her political activities drive her to assume responsibility for others, but must also think of herself. “Children go to school. Adults go to work!” Urmila shouts angrily in a protest march on the streets of Kathmandu. Together with her fellow campaigners she frees girls from captivity, demands of the Prime Minister the end of slavery, holds press conferences, travels to Oslo and New York – and tries back at home in Ghorahi to complete the next year at school. She has big plans: she wants to study and become a lawyer. At the age of six Urmila Chaudhary was sold by her family as a household slave to …

Wasser und Seife (Soap and Water)

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS Best documentary, Nordic Film Prize 2009 / Germany Best film, Int. Feminafilmfest 2009 / Czech Republic Best director, Riverrun Int. Filmfestival 2010 / USA Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung: Prädikat besonders wertvoll LOGLINE Three women are slaving away in a laundry in Hamburg. Their wages are low but they cope with their everyday lives with dignity − and find a quantum of happiness from time to time. SYNOPSIS In the laundry the machines are already steaming and hissing when the workers in the smoke-filled break room stub out their early-morning cigarettes. It is 7.00 a.m., and time to start work. Resolute Tatjana is still tired as she feeds the wet serviettes through the groaning mangle while quiet Gerti struggles with the brassieres which have got tangled in the laundry net. Above them thuds and vibrations can be heard: the laundry roof is being renewed. In the background the huge driers rumble away and in the cellar the ancient water pipes are being ripped noisily out. A valve gets blocked – and there is …

Nulla si sa, tutto s’immagina … secondo Fellini

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS Best feature film, Milano Filmfestival, Italy 2003 Best documentary-fff, dokfest Munich, Germany 2003 nomination: Best diploma film, Babelsberger Medienpreise, Germany 2003 nomination: Best camera, femme totale, Germany 2003 SYNOPSIS An associative journey in pictures: a rapprochement to Italy, the people who live there and the places where they live and work in the form of a documentary essay accompanied by Federico Fellini, and determined by personal memories and impressions during moments of encounter and discovery. "When you shoot a film, you don't really know what it is about. (...) despise the sickness of our age: the need for ideology, the addiction to false clarity. Everything is tried by the tribunal of reason which analyses, makes a diagnosis and prescribes the treatment for that which cannot be understood, for the unconscious, our "dark zone" that feeds on the confused, the unexpected, the changeable and makes us feel uncomfortable and afraid. And yet, in fact, this is an extraordinarily precious part of us; why do we want to eliminate it and mutilate ourselves?" Federico Fellini, 1984  ABOUT THE FILM The film is …

Ostwärts

SYNOPSIS EASTWARDS. Encounters in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania ten years after Reunification. A journey through the most northeasterly state of Germany, in which we encounter people who tell us of their lives under the GDR and since the collapse of Communism. It becomes increasingly clear that there is a conflict today between their desire to live in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and the feasibility of doing so. Through impressions and tales from the countryside, far from the main towns and cities, we search for common ground and points of difference between people from East and West Germany. PROTAGONISTS Wilfried and Annie Kloehn, Siggi Koeber, Adelheid Kunas, Joerg Hollnagel, Jens Czepkich, Christine Huettel , Joerg Schoof, Michael Unger, Hans-Georg and Inge Bohnsack, Karl Heinz Bretsch, Martin Goerbes, Eberhard Harning, Thomas Becken, Richard Sauer, Fred Spiegel, Birgit Heiden, Roman Langguth, Mario Immel, Uwe Schumacher, Frank Lueck, Ruediger Hacker, Tom Drahheim, Ralf Buchwald, Sven Sittauer, Peter Klaeser, Karsten and Silke Ziegler TEAM CAMERA Stefan Grandinetti   ORIGINAL SOUND  susan gluth   EDITORS  susan gluth, Isa Moeller    COMPOSER  Andreas Weidinger   RE-RECORDING MIXER  Gerhard Auer   PRODUCTION CONSULTANT  Claas Danielsen    GENERAL CONSULTANTS  Prof. Gerd Ruge, Claas Danielsen   PRODUCER  susan gluth   WRITTEN …

l’amour chez TATI

SYNOPSIS Marrying in white - is it still a dream? A social-milieu-study in the hugest store for wedding dresses in Paris. About the people looking, trying and buying and the women sailing those ”dreams in white”. Le marriage en blanc - est-il toujours un rêve? Une étude sociale dans le plus grand magasin pour les robes de mariée à Paris. Il y a des femmes et hommes qui s’informent et achetent, il y a les vendeuses, qui vendent les rêves. Existiert der Traum von der Hochzeit in weiß immer noch? Eine Milieu-Studie in dem größten Kaufhaus für Brautmoden in Paris. Über die Kundinnen und Kunden, die sich informieren und kaufen und die Verkäuferinnen, die diese „weißen Träume” täglich bedienen. PROTAGONISTS Marie-Annick Benali, Nicole Vernon, Eliane Chevalier, Lucette Sallettes, Mme. Lionelle, Mme. Marianna, Giberte Smadja, Famille Saidi, Daniele Penly et sa famille, Marie Jole Delaforte , Ferdinand Noutang, Monsieur Lambert, Elise Dounga, Monsieur Razak et ses amis, Marie Paule Rivaux, Mme. Valison Rakotomanana TEAM CAMERA  susan gluth   ORIGINAL SOUND Sophie Riffont   EDITOR  susan gluth,  J.C. Piroué   MUSIC COMPOSER  Andreas Weidinger   RE-RECORDING MIXER  Gerhard Auer   COLOUR GRADING  BOA Videofilmkunst   FAZ …

Other Films

ANNE WACHIRA - PORTRAIT OF A HOMELESS MOTHER 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 …

Portrait

Germany, Hamburg, 1994 Nairobi, Kenia, 1998 Great Britain, Oxford, 1996 Germany, Hamwiede, 1990 Great Britain, Oxford, 1996 Nepal, Manpur, 2012 Chad, 2005 Nepal, Narti, 2015 China, Inner Mongolia, 2007