Online Film Screening

• Fri 20 – Sun 22 11 2020 •
Film-Work Shift

2015 | 30’ | Documentary | Germany
Director: Alexandra Gerbaulet
Language: German with English Subtitles

The film unfolds the portrait of the filmmaker's family – brought to life by records from private archives – and embarks on a dizzying trip through the shrinking industrial city of Salzgitter, Germany. A city that is a cyborg with an iron skeleton and a heart beating 1000 meters deep under layers of soil and concrete. A film between analysis and imagination, composed of the punk of the filmmaker's youth, accompanied by the roar of the steel mill and the noise of the highway that get interrupted by the cutting silence of abandoned mines.

Script: Alexandra Gerbaulet
Camera: Alexandra Gerbaulet, Smina Bluth
Editing: Philip Scheffner
Narrator: Susanne Sachsse
Producer: Merle Kröger
Awards: First Prize German Competition, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen | First Film Award, FID Marseille | German Film Critics Award | Best Documentary Film, Moscow International Experimental Film Festival | Best Short Film, L’Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona