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Stadtbibliotheksvortragssaal. The word is so adorable long that its length alone should be a good reason to go and watch a movie there tonight. There, in the Stadtbibliotheksvortragssaal @Gasteig, Rosenheimerplatz, Munich.

Walaa! is screening there. Walaa! is a documentary film about an Israeli-Arab women-football player. She lives in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel, she plays in Israel in the professional’s league, she used to be in the Israeli National Team and is now in the Palestinian National Team. She’s got an Israeli passport, is born and bred in Israel, never lived elsewhere but in Israel, has all her family there and will move there again after she finishes her studies in Jenin.
Checkpoints and borders dominate her life. But the real obstacles to overcome, are deep within the traditions of the Arab world.

Walaa! – Directed by: Noemi Schneider. Cinematography: Sanne Kurz.
@DOK.fest Munich one more time on

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Israel documentary film My German ChildrenMy German Children screens @the DOK.fest Munich on Tuesday, 14th of May, 17:00.

boy in Mongolian mountains looking down in to a valley with a river at sunriseWe came a long way with The Singer. A bunch of amazing people came together for post production. We’re so happy to have Bernhard Wießner for the montage of the movie on board. Our heart goes out to all people who helped us on the way. Editing commences these days in Berlin.

 

Two more days, and we’ll be relocating to Shanghai, China.

Our film is almost in the can, I’m looking forward to meet the excellent producers who have been prepping the China part of our shoot.

Have a look at what we got done so far in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. My 1st AC, Lambert Strehlke, was kind enough to get some screen shots sorted for us:

 

Two extras needed for a small shoot at Munich university. This Tuesday, 7th of August 2012, one hour in the timeframe from 11:00-15:30. You should look 18-24, type “student”. 30,- € compensation for the hassle. Please get in touch here.

Very happy to announce that Rodicas, debut documentary feature by German director Alice Gruia took home the 1st price at SiciliAmbiente Documentary Film Festival last week.

Having premiered earlier this year at Berlinale, Rodicas was not only winning over the audience in a packed outdoor cinema, but also convincing the jury:

Rodicas by Alice Gruia (Germany) for the beauty of the characters, two young eighty year old women with a strength we’d like to have. For the cinematic narrative used to show two lives so intense and the delicacy used to deal important issues such as death, suffering and joy. A debut movie of great sensitivity.

Congratulations, Alice!

Griot, a music documentary film by Volker Goetze, took an even longer path, travelling via New York, where German born director and composer Goetze worked on completion of this emotional piece for many years. – A journey worth to travel, as the fruits of Goetze’s efforts could be harvested all along the way:

It was great fun shooting this film. So I was not surprised, that Volker got massively energized by the impact of the shoot and his deeply moving experiences in the ancient culture of Western Africa. Carried on by this energy, he kept performing on prestigious events such as the Munich International Opera Festival all through out post-production –  besides finishing his debut film, arranging and composing his own work.

Produces by WEITBLICK MEDIA, parts of the movie Griot inspired Volker Goetze to write a breathtaking multimedia symphony, which has successfully premiered in the studios of Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne (WDR Köln) in 2011.

Griot will celebrate its world premiere this Autumn at the 28th Warsaw Film Festival, one of the 14 top listed A festivals on this planet. – Congrats from Europe!

Griot has been  made possible with the help of many people. Volker Goetze wants to thank amongst many others: WEITBLICK MEDIA, Sam Pollard, Victor Kanefsky, Leslie Mulkey a.k.a Holcomb Reed, Joshue Ott, Randy Weston, Ph.D. Mamadou Diouf and last not least the Griot, Ablaye Cissoko.

Official homepage of the musical documentary Griot.
Griot press material and Further Reading.
The duo of the griot Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze on Facebook.
Youtube Channel of the maker of Griot Volker Goetze.
Homepage of head producer, writer and director Volker Goetze.
Facebook page of the trumpeter and composer Volker Goetze.

For further information, other festival appearances, soundtrack and world sales inquiries for Griot please contact the production company WEITBLICK MEDIA  via GRIOTMOVIE@GMAIL.COM.
 Photographs on this page by:  Youri Lenquette, Karl-Heinz Krauskopf.
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