The Other Europeans
Until the early 20th Century Jews and Roma in Bessarabia stayed together, married each other and played music together. This Jewish Klezmer and Romani Lautar musicians formed a common music culture, which was destroyed by the outbreak of World War II. Since that time Klezmer and Lautar music have lived in different worlds. Seventy years later, fourteen internationally known musicians from various parts of the world would go on a trip to find this common past. The eight Klezmorim and six Lautari search for a lost sound which leads them through many European countries. But soon the project of the musicians became an intense and even painful exploration of their own identity finally raising the question about their own status as Jews and Roma within and outside Europe.
Born May 9th, 1969 in Weimar, Germany Mother of Paul (1996) and Lale (2004) Education: Master of Media Culture "Bauhaus-University Weimar," Germany (2004) Freelance author for "Thüringer Allgemeine" (daily newspaper) (2005-2007) Co-Founder of the Authors and Artists-Assembly "1meter60 Film" Editorship work for "mdr" (TV Station) and independent author for "mdr-Thuringia Journal" (since 2006) Correspondent for news agency "ddp" (2006/07) Press and Public Relations work for the "Bauhaus-University Weimar" (2007/08) Stipend recipient of the Culture Foundation Thuringia (2010)
(selected films since 2003) "Franz Liszt – Ein Europäer in Weimar"(Screenwriter, Co-Director, Editing, Production)2011, Documentary, 37 minuteswill screen in the Thuringian State Exhibition in two museums in Weimar of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Bonn, Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, …"TRAU DICH!"(Screenwriter, Director, Production) 2009, Documentary, 45 minutes.DVD On behalf of: ProFamilia and the State Department of Thuringia for family, social services and health"Das Thüringen Jahr"(Screenwriter, Production) 2008, Documentary, 42 minutes.DVD On behalf of: the Honorary Office Foundation Thuringia and the State Department of Thuringia for family, and social services "nebenan"(Production, Production Design, Costume)2007, Short Film, 20 minutes41. International Hofer Film Days, 1. Prize at the German Film Festival Hanau - GOLD at State Film Festival Wiesbaden, Press Prize of the newspaper group Thuringia, other int. Prizes, adopted a class room teaching material in schools in the State of Thuringia"Schloss Ettersburg"(Concept, Director)2007, Documentation, 45 minutesOn behalf of: the Education Works Hessen-Thuringia, reg. association"WILLENBROCKLebenszeit-Filmdreh"(Interviews, Dramaturgy)2004, Making of, 45 minutesThe Making of the motion picture "Willenbrock" by Andreas Dresen, officially recorded DVDMit Nigele, mit Fidele... (Screenwriter, Director) 2004, Documentary, 35 minutesMulti-lingual DVD, on behalf of: LaRete and the Kuratorium Castle Ettersburg"Wir sind die Kinder von der Herderschule"(Dramaturgy)2003, Documentary, 35 minutesAired: TV 3sat August 25th, 2004Yidishe Nekht, Yidishe Tek(Screenwriter, Director) 2003, Documentary, 35 minutes