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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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THIS LAND IS MY LAND

Premieren und Sonderveranstaltungen
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3.11., 19:00 Uhr culturcentrum wolkenstein Stainach

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Haydn Kino, Wien
Votiv Kino, Wien
Top Kino, Wien
Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Wien
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ab 30.10. Kinemathek Karlsruhe

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2.11. Ville de Luxembourg
3.11. dekArTe, Wiener Neustadt
3.11. s'KINO, Dorfen
3./4.11. Lungauer Kulturvereinigung
ab 5.11. Volkskino Klagenfurt

DAS FIEBER

Premieren und Sonderveranstaltungen
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin:

26.11. Filmforum Bregenz
27.11. Spielboden Dornbirn

9.12. Star Movie, Ried

in den österr. Kinos:

Stadtkino Center Ternitz
Actors Studio, Wien
Lichtspiele Katsdorf
Top Kino, Wien
Stadtkino Horn

ab 22.11. Volkskino Klagenfurt
ab 24.11. TAS, Feldkirch

3.12. Kolpingsaal, Bruneck
5.12. Spielboden Dornbirn

DIE DOHNAL Frauenministerin / Feministin / Visionärin

in den österr. Kinos:

Actors Studio, Wien
EU XXL - Die Reihe
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2.11. Horizontale, Straden
16.11. Amtshaus, Josefstadt

9.12. Remise, Bludenz

AWARDS

 

BERGEN INT. FILM FESTIVAL 2020

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Cinema Extraordinaire Award

FIRST STEPS AWARDS 2020

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Bester abendfüllender Spielfilm

HEIMATFILMFESTIVAL 2020

WEIYENA - EIN HEIMATFILM
Best Documentary Award

DIAGONALE 2020

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Großer Diagonale Preis -
Bester Spielfilm,
Beste künstlerische Montage,
Bestes Sounddesign,
Diagonale Schauspielpreis (Dominik Warta),
Thomas Pluch Drehbuchpreis

DIE DOHNAL
Großer Diagonale Preis -
Bester Dokumentarfilm,
Preis für außergewöhnliche Produktionsleistung

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FESTIVALS

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN

will be screened at

Viennale, AT 2020
1.30 pm, 29th October

A BLACK JESUS

will be screened at

DOK Leipzig, DE 2020
11.30 am, 29th October
10.00 pm, 30th October
3.00 pm, 31st October

WEIYENA - THE LONG MARCH HOME

will be screened at

Kasseler Dokfest, DE 2020
12.30 pm, 21st November

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