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The First Sea

AT/GER 2013, 60 min, Clara Trischler

An NGO invites Wafaa and Raneen, along with a group of other young West Bank Palestinians, to spend a day at the beach – in Israel. Although they live nearby, an impenetrable barrier has always made it impossible for them to go there. Is this trip a fantasy or a window on the future?

Growing up in times of conflict – 13-year old Palestinian girls Wafaa and Raneen from two different Westbank villages are faced with the option of going on a one-day trip to the beach in Israel. Although they live only a few kilometers away, they have both never been to the sea. Israeli peace activists organize a day at the beach in Tel Aviv for Palestinian women and children, to let them exchange the view on the Wall against the horizon.

One summer morning, Wafaa is preparing for the journey and imagining pretty people in Israel, while Raneen is playing freedom fighter with her friends. Her village is in constant conflict with the Israeli soldiers and for her and her parents it is out of the question to spend a beach day with the “others”.
Is the day by the sea a one-day utopia? Or a possible future?

festivals

Zürich Int. Film Festival 2013, CH | Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2014, DE | FIPA Biarritz 2014, FRA | Diagonale 2014, AT | Jewish Film Festival Vienna 2014, AT | Doc Point Helsinki 2014, FIN | Dok Fest Munique 2015, DE

awards

Best Human/Cultural Film - Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Arizona 2014, USA

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NEWS

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN

in den österr. Kinos:

Stadtkino, Wien
Votiv Kino / De France, Wien
Admiral Kino, Wien
Actors Studio, Wien
Moviemento, Linz
Programmkino Wels
KIZ RoyalKino, Graz
Filmstudio Villach
Kino Kirchdorf (24.6)
Lichtspiele Lenzing (24.6.)
Kino Lambach (24.6.)
Kino Freistadt (24.6.)
Leokino (ab Juli)
Filmforum Bregenz (11.8.)

Sonderveranstaltungen:
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin
Sandra Wollner

23. Juni, 19:30 Uhr - Stadtkino Wien
30. Juni, 19:00 Uhr - Stadtkino, Wien

weitere Kinos folgen

WOOD - Der geraubte Wald

in den österr. Kinos:

Votiv Kino/De France, Wien
Top Kino, Wien
Admiral Kino, Wien
Actors Studio, Wien
Moviemento, Linz
Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten
Cinema Paradiso, Baden
Geidorf Kunstkino, Graz
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems (ab 25.6.)
Leokino, Innsbruck (ab Juli)

Sonderveranstaltungen:
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin
Ebba Sinzinger

21. Juni, 19:30 Uhr - Votiv Kino, Wien
23. Juni, 19:30 Uhr - Top Kino, Wien
30. Juni, 20:00 Uhr - Admiral Kino, Wien

weitere Kinos folgen

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

in den österr. Kinos:
Kino Katsdorf
Programmkino Wels
Moviemento, Linz

20.7.
Murinsel, Graz

NOMINIERUNGEN

Österreichischer Filmpreis

The Trouble With Being Born
- Bester Film
- Beste Regie
- Bestes Drehbuch
- Bestes Maskenbild
- Bester Ton/Sounddesign
- Beste Musik

Die Dohnal
- Bester Dokumentarfilm
- Bester Schnitt

Kurier-Romy

Glory to the Queen
- Beste Doku Kino

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FESTIVALS

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

will be screened at

Sotto Le Stelle Dell'Austria, IT 2021
9.00 pm, 1st July

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