BE WATER – VOICES FROM HONG KONG
The fight for democracy in Hong Kong has long been a battle of systems, as well as a brutal game of economic dependencies. With a collage of found footage, interviews with experts and sketches of the thoughts of young activists, the filmmaker paints a picture of a city between wild hope for change and resignation to the Chinese regime. Helga-Mari Steininger
Writer: Lia Erbal. Sound: Karla Pyritz. Music: Davide di Timoleone. Production: HANFGARN & UFER. Producer: Gunter Hanfgarn und Andrea Ufer. Length: 92 min. International Sales: tba Distribution: tba
Lia Erbal sees the work of Johann van der Keuken and her encounters with Bela Tarr and György Ligeti as the most important impulses for her work. Her films focus on the questions of fundamental changes brought about by the era of economic globalisation and what the upheavals do to the lives of each individual. She searches for new ways of working and expressing complexity, the dialogical and the change of perspective.
Nominated for the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international
Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.