Most ended up in Vienna by chance, working in a Chinese restaurant. Dreaming of their own place, or needing to pay for family to come. It was a life of endless work. When they could finally relax a bit, they had time for questions about life. China Reverse puts everything in question, without asking. Life could have been very different, not in Europe, but China. Those who stayed took advantage of the economic boom. For some, there’s still time to jump on the bandwagon.
Judith Benedikt, born 1977 in Lienz, Austria, studied history of art and journalism and also image and cinematography at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 2003 Benedikt has been working as a freelance cinematographer and also been teaching at the Photography School in Vienna. She was the director of photography on several award-winning film productions, amongst others HANA, DUL, SED… (2009, doc) by Brigitte Weich, which won the prize for best documentary at Diagonale in 2010. CHINA REVERSE (2014, doc) is Judith Benedikt's first documentary as a director.
Arbeitswelten / Working Worlds
DCP / color
OmeU (28.04. - 18:30), OmdU (29.04. - 21:00)
- Judith Benedikt, Gregor Stadlober
- Judith Benedikt
- Andrea Wagner, Niki Mossböck
- Andreas Hamza