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Webdoc Dütti-Doku

A web documentary about one of Berlin's most hidden suburb: the Düttmann Siedlung. The Dütti-Doku project is the result of a three months radio workshop made with the inhabitants themselves. Along with radio journalists and web developers, they learned to record and edit interviews, do some field

Home birth – a radio report

(EN) This radio report introduces us to a young German couple living in Berlin that have made the bold decision to give birth at home. As both a personal and political statement, we learn how the issue came into question, the thinking that went into

Courage time six

Courage time six is a video installation made of 6 videos of 6 foreigners reinterpreting 6 pieces of "German culture": from The Ballad of Mack the Knife to Deutschlandfunk radio's traffic report. Culture is often taken for granted as the usual backdrop, but for foreigners like myself

Lili Marlene

Singing apparition in the role of Lale Andersen's Lili Marlene (1939) by the ARTE documentary Beloved Enemy - The history of French-German relations.  Directors: Christel Fomm and Martin Carazo-Mendes for Gruppe 5 Filmproduction (Cologne). --- More on ARTE Chanel.

Madame rêve

LES FEMMES EN MOI Le temps d’une soirée, faire ressurgir celles qui ont fait de moi une femme. Je reviens en arrière, je relis mes fondamentaux et puis : « On ne naît pas femme, on le devient ». Oui mais laquelle ?En prenant le parti de dire : "en moi

Les passantes / The elderly

« Les passantes » est une performance documentaire qui réactive le souvenirs de six femmes âgées, résidentes d’une maison de retraite. Symbolisées par des figurines sculptées, elles portent en elles les traces d’entrave physique ou psychologique, d’une béquille humaine ou d’un traitement médicamenteux. Ces «

Et combien de clous ?

A performance about grandparents' portraits taken as both side of the same story. About the difficulty of transmission and the weight of familial history. A story of nails refusing to hang properly on the wall. And an old Bulgarian song, both sweet and violent, as the remembrance's trigger. --- Presented at the gallery Apollonia

Beyond the woods / Par delà la forêt

[EN] BEYOND THE WOODS A girl is returning home to her mother.She questions the silence about her grandmother.Coming back into this kitchen, crossing these woods, the girl retrieves her link with a story that hasn’t been told. [FR] PAR DELA LA FORET La fille revient voir la mère.La fille se

At home / Chez elles

A short film about old ladies who refuse to go to a retirement home and decide to stay at home. --- Written and filmed in Brussels by Mathilde Benignus and edited by Aurélien Thomson at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD - Belgium).  

A cold song

A performance about the little red riding hood, losing the way back home and a truck accident in the forest. Inspired by Charles Perrault well-known fairy tale and Klaus Nomi powerful interpretation of "A cold song" (Purcell). --- Presented at the gallery Apollonia Art Exchanges and at Zone d'art in Strasbourg. More to