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At this film screening Agnes Lisa Wegner and Cece Mlay will be our guests for a subsequent Q&A.

DAS LEERE GRAB

Deutschland, Tansania 2024 – Director: Agnes Lisa Wegner, Cece Mlay – Original version w/ German & English subtitles – subsequent Q&A w/ the directors – Length: 97 min.

  • So., 05.05.24
    15.00
    HFF - Kino 1

Two Tanzanian families go in search of their ancestors’ remains. The German colonial administration not only killed their leaders but brought their remains to Germany to carry out racially-motivated research. Masses of these remains lie in German museum depots, waiting to be repatriated to their homeland. A historic responsibility exists to find peace for the dead and the living. Barbara Off

 

Biographies

Agnes Lisa Wegner lives in Mannheim, Germany. She studied American and African-American Studies and Film Studies in Berlin and at Harvard University.

Cece Mlay is a Tanzanian director and works as a creative supervisor at the production company Kijiweni Productions in Dar es Salaam. THE EMPTY GRAVE, co-directed with Agnes Lisa Wegener, is her documentary feature film debut.

Filmographies

Agnes Lisa Wegener
AMANDA AND THE LAND AT THE END OF THE STREET, DE 2015, 25 min.
NO FUCKING ICE CREAM, DE 2018, 41 min.
KING BANSAH AND HIS DAUGHTER, DE 2020, 86 min.

Cece Mlay
APOSTLES OF CINEMA, TZ AUS 2023, 16 mins (co-director)

 

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With FSK-youth rating: released from 6 years (descriptor: heavy scenes)

English/Original Title: THE EMPTY GRAVE. German title: THE EMPTY GRAVE. Writer: Agnes Lisa Wegner, Cece Mlay. Camera: Marcus Winterbauer. Sound: Oliver Stahn. Editing: Donni Schoenemond. Music: Hannah von Hübbenet. Production: kurhaus production Film & Medien GmbH. Producer: Christoph Holthof, Daniel Reich. Distribution: Camino Filmverleih.

  • So., 05.05.24
    15.00
    HFF - Kino 1