Five films from the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen: German Competition 2022 deal primarily with the topics of work, migration and communication.
The screening is organized in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Finnland.
Sophia Groening: MUSS JA NICHT SEIN, DASS ES HEUTE IST (It Doesn’t Have to Be Today, Germany 2021) 8 min -German with English subtitles-
In her trenchant “Muss ja nicht sein, dass es heute ist”, Sophia Groening shows the reality of life for young adults in Cologne-Finkenberg in a very unembellished way.
Susann Maria Hempel: DIE HÜTER DES UNRATS. EINE KURZE GESCHICHTE DES AFBALLS (The Guardians of Refuse. A Short History of Rubbish, Germany 2022) 11 min -German with English substitles-
Susann Maria Hempel asks herself in “Die Hüter des Unrats. Eine kurze Geschichte des Abfalls”, what it means for the reconstruction of human history if, thanks to a consistent recycling economy, no more waste is produced in the future.
Miguel Goya & Tina Wilke: LAS FLORES (Germany/Argentina 2021) 19 min -Spanish with English subtitles-
In the documentary “Las Flores”, Miguel Goya and Tina Wilke follow a group of young migrants in Berlin. Between selfies and fleeting voice messages emerges the fate of a youth who migrated to Europe in search of a better future.
Michel Wagenschütz: GUTE ARBEIT, GUTE NACHT (Germany 2021) 15 min -German with English substitles-
In “Gute Arbeit, gute Nacht” Michel Wagenschütz portrays an artist who tries to justify her business expenses in telephone conversations with the employment agency.
Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau & Natalia Escobar: ARIBADA (Germany/Colombia 2022) 30 min -Emberá-Chamí with English substitles-
Aribada meets Las Traviesas, a group of indigenous transwomen of the Embera tribes, in the middle of the Colombian coffee region. The magical, the dreamlike and the performative coexist in this unique world.