Block 5: Gehen
“Human beings are human insofar as they bear witness to the inhuman.” This sentence by Giorgio Agamben indicates how the films in the programme of the Student Award are meant to be watched. The films portray bitter stories and moreover prove the feather light line, the personal and the peculiar side of life in the world that we live in.
ABOVE THE TIMBERLINE
On the Annapurna Trek in the Nepalese Himalayas, hikers from around the world search for a true adventure. In encountering the mountain even the camera loses sight of people, space and time. Is it possible for an individual to move forward amid the great flow of events?
Camera: Laura Kansy. Sound: Nina Wesemann. Editing: Melanie Jilg. Music: Meredith Monk. Production: Cocofilms, HFF München. Producer: Helena Hufnagel. Length: 47 min.
LA BESTIA – TRAIN OF THE UNKNOWNS
In “Casa del Migrante” in Huehutoca, a suburb of Mexico City, refugees find a safe abode. At least for two days. Then they must go on with their journey towards USA in freight train carriages, which everyone here just calls “La Bestia,” the beast.
Camera: Falco Seliger. Sound: Sebastian Sánchez. Editing: Laura Lau Espinel. Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Producer: Nicole Jatta, Karla Stöhr. Length: 23 min. Distribution: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF