DOK.network Africa / Africa Day

With a screening of THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET, the Masterclass Africa discusses questions concerning different cultural practices of writing history and their value in modern times. 

Participants:
Gregg Mittman (Producer and director THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET)
Emmanuel Urey (Protagonist THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET) 

Moderation:
Daniel Lang (HFF)

The masterclass will be held in English.

In cooperation with

THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET

Großbritannien, USA 2016 – Director: Sarita Siegel, Gregg Mitman – Original language: various – Subtitles: english

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Using the example of land rights in Liberia, West Africa, THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET shows us how much the past dictates the present. A film about history, colonialism and the possibility of creating new perspectives by using archive material.

Writer: Sarita Siegel, Gregg Mitman. Camera: Sarita Siegel. Sound: Alexander Wiaplah. Editing: Sarita Siegel, Reg Wrench. Music: Rob Waugh. Production: Gregg Mitman & Alchemy Films. Producer: Gregg Mitman, Sarita Siegel. Length: 60 min. International Sales: Passion River Films.

  • Friday
    05/12/17
  • 10:00
  • HFF - Kino 1
  • English subtitles
Daniel Lang
Filmmaker

Daniel Lang is a filmmaker and educator. Born in 1977 and raised in a British-German artist’s family in Bavaria. Between 1986 and 1989 he lived in Adelaide, Australia. From 1998 to 2001 he studied “Film and Drama“ at the University of Reading, England. From 2001 to 2007 he was a directing student at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, followed by a one-year stay in Beijing, China. In 2012 he started teaching in the Documentary Film Department at the HFF Munich.

 

Greg Mittman
Producer and Director THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET

Der Umwelthistoriker Greg Mittmann ist Vilas Research und William Coleman Professor am Department of Medical History and Bioethics an der University of Wisconsin in Madison/USA. Momentan ist er Fellow am Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Er arbeitet auch immer wieder als Filmemacher und gründete das Umweltfilmfestival TALES FROM PLANET EARTH in Madison.

Emmanuel Urey
Protagonist THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET

Geboren in einem kleinen Dorf im ländlichen Liberia, musste Emmanuel Urey im Alter von 13 Jahren mit seiner Familie das Land verlassen. Auf der Flucht vor dem Bürgerkrieg nach Französisch Guinea. Zurück in Monrovia entkam er bei einer Festnahme durch die Charles Taylor Rebellen nur knapp dem Tod. Nachdem er erst mit 14 Lesen und Schreiben lernte, arbeitet er heute an der University of Wisconsin, Madison an seiner Doktorarbeit und setzt sich aktiv für Landreformen in seiner Heimat Liberia ein.