Together with Maria Kling from Film Production Kalliope (Potsdam, Babelsberg), we have been working on a new full feature film for cinema since the beginning of 2017: we call it the Kiribati project. It will be (again) a participatory film. We gave it the working title: “The do not give way to the waves.”
The film will be shot and edited together with the people of the islands of the Republic of Kiribati. Kiribati is located in the central Pacific. Due to the melting of the poles, the rising sea level threatens to flood the islands in historical short time to come. But the future of the republic is still unwritten. Not a few believe that it will inevitably sink. Others think the islands can be saved. For our film crew, Kiribati is also a symbol, a warning to the world. If we do not finally learn to treat our planet with respect, it will put us in front of unimaginable difficulties everywhere. The flood in one place is the drought in another place.
Here you can watch the pitching video on the new film project of Studio Kalliope and the Kameradists. A warm thank you goes out to camera operator Raimon Kataotao und Mike Roman from the “Humans of Kiribati” for the material they shared with us. The photo in the slider of our site was taken by “Humans of Kiribati” / Vasiti Tebamare “The hungry tide at Betio”.
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“No Rest. No Haste” was selected for the 12th Film Festival delle Terre in Rome and is in competition on October 12 (8 pm). The scene of our film, in which the human rights lawyer Antenor Ferreyra speaks of the struggle against the ruling class, is now to be seen in the official trailer of the festival.
Since fourteen months the workers of the local radio station ERA on the island of Zakinthos have occupied their station. After the TV and radio stations of the former Greek state broadcaster ERT started to become a major protagonists of the public criticism of the Troika and the Greek government policies, the Greek government decided to close down the stations. more
7/28/2013: This week Sachamanta will be screened by a television broadcasting station for the first time. On Thursday August 1st 2013 6pm and on Friday August 2nd 2.30am the Greek public TV station ERT-Open – currently occupied by its workers – will screen our documentary Sachamanta with Greek subtitles. more
23/03/2013 : Germany is not a country. It is a puzzle of many worlds. Some fight for a base salary. Others fight boredom. Refugees are freezing in Berlin. Around the corner a design award is presented over champagne and caviar. The stocks are falling. Rents are going up. In Bochum Opel is shutting down. Open is the future. more
2/13/2013: Sachamanta is shown in selected movie theaters and at festivals. On the other hand, every community center, each seminar room, every classroom and any youth club can be turned into a cinema. So if you want to show the film yourself, just get yourself a projector and a monitor and write us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. more
1/27/2013: About four weeks the Kameradists were traveling in Argentina to bring back to the Campesinos their own cinematic history (Sachamanta) as well as the reactions of the german audience on this story. We were accompanied by the support of hundreds of people at home. more
7/21/2012: The north of Argentina in the year 2000: At a congress the peasant and indigenous communities organized within the Movimiento Campesino in Santiago del Estero (MoCaSe-Via Campesina) decided something previously unheard of: They will build and operate their own radio stations. more
5/22/2012: Region of Santiago del Estero, April, a summer night in 2010: I saw the courageous people dancing. They danced to their favorite music from their radios. Bare feet swirling dust. Hands find hands. Lights flash through the darkness. more
4/22/2012:Sachamanta is nearing completion, but there is still a whole lot to do. At the moment, we are in the final production stages, but still need to do have the following tasks: stabilization, conversion, color correction (adjustment of light and color is necessary because the raw material was taken in different years), embedding the film music, sound design, and completion of the animation sequences. more
3/26/2012: In many ways Sachamanta is not a typical documentary: The film’s concept was not clearly set in stone before shooting, but was developed as we watched the raw footage; The interviews were partly created by the interviewees themselves; The film’s story is told four times in different ways, without repetition. more