JOURNEY TO THE SUN
Sunshine, the first oranges and colours again at last: from 1947 onwards, more than 5,000 Austrian children were sent by Caritas to live with host families in Portugal for a few months. The aim was for them to regain their strength and be allowed to play again after the horrors of the war. A quiet, impressive journey in black-and-white footage into (un)troubled childhood memories. Anne Dietrich
We present the German premiere of the film.
Production: Kintop. Producer: Ansgar Schaefer. Length: 107 min.
No youth rating
Schaefer is a documentary producer and co-founder of the production company Kintop. A historian by training, he completed his PhD in contemporary Portuguese history with a thesis on the Portuguese colonial wars (with a focus on visual history). He is also involved in the realisation of multimedia installations and exhibitions.
THE OTHER WAR, PT 2010, 48 min. (with Elsa Sertório)
JOURNEY TO THE SUN, PT 2021, 107 min.
Susana de Sousa Dias
Portuguese-born de Sousa Dias holds a PhD in Fine Arts/Video, a Master's degree in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, and two Bachelor's degrees in Painting and Film Studies. She is part of the production company Kintop and teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon. Her work has been shown at international film festivals and exhibitions.
STILL LIFE, PT 2005, 72 min.
48, PT 2009, 93 min.
OBSCURE LIGHT, PT 2017, 76 min.
FORDLANDIA MALAISE, PT 2019, 40 min.
Nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.deutsch
People and everyday occurrences in German-speaking countries: In in-depth narratives we are exposed to extraordinary experiences and gain valuable insights into our homeland. The films compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.deutsch which is endowed with 5,000 euros.