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A Letter from Germany

A Letter from Germany

The film focuses on the experiences of three women from Eastern Europe who left home in hope for something better, and whose life is now dominated by pain and exploitation. While anonymous voices read out letters which enforce the feelings and experiences of these women, the images of the film range from their hometowns to abstractions of possible places and memories. A filmic effort to eliminate the lurid character of the issue of human trafficking and to deal in a strict and reduced form of film.

Sebastian Mez, born 1982 in Essen, Germany. After graduating high school, he did a one-year internship at Caspari film and then worked as a freelancer. In 2007 he shot his first documentary DO THE RIGHT THING that premiered at the Max Ophüls Festival 2008. Since 2007 he has been studying at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. A LETTER FROM GERMANY was awarded the prize for the best mid-length film at Visions du Réel Filmfestival Nyon 2011. // Films (Selected): ERINNERE DICH ANS FLIEGEN (2009, short doc), BRASA (2011, short), EIN BRIEF AUS DEUTSCHLAND (A Letter from Germany, 2011, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2012

Sebastian Mez

Germany 2011
DCP/color 
50 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Sebastian Mez
Editing
Katharina Fiedler
Sound
Maximilian Haslberge/Helmar Jungmann/Katharina Fiedler/Sebastian Mez

Production

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg
Germany
T +49 7141 969 0
F +49 7141 969 299
info@filmakademie.de
www.filmakademie.de

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Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg
Germany
T +49 7141 969 0
F +49 7141 969 299
festivals@filmakademie.de
www.filmakademie.de