Ruth is 79 years old. She was 12 when she was raped by Russian soldiers. As Ruth is talking about her past, several photographs and archive material from World War II will add to her depictions, as will her own poems and paintings and the written memories of a couple of women who were also raped in 1945. Within following Ruth’s and her niece Corinna’s daily life I will find out the difficulties they face today as well as the ways in which they try to overcome them. During the planned six month of filming, Ruth is going to prepare her 80ths birthday. She wants to celebrate it in Elblag, Poland, the place where she grew up and the place where she was raped. I will follow her travelling to her formerly hometown.
Born in 1977 in Erfurt, Germany holds an Master of Arts in Media Culture, History of Art and Educational Science. She works as a freelance author and director for several production companies. Besides she teaches young adults in film workshops. In 2011 Katja participated at the ESoDoc Workshop, where she developed her recent long run documentary 'Wounded Trust'.
2011 MALAYSIAN SHORTFILMSCENE and LABOR BERLIN. Author and Director for „Kurzschlussmagazin“ on ARTE (each 7’),
2010 FILMARCHE Author and Director for „Kurzschlussmagazin“ on ARTE (7’),
ZIRKUS ZACK, Co-Director and Editor. Documentary about a circus for Children and its Polish - German exchange program. (20’), PAN Co-Director for a cinema commercial for PAN Germany, an environmental association. (30 seconds),
MARTHA Director. Shortfilm about an elderly dancer (4’),
2009 Different short reportages for „Arte Kultur“ on ARTE.
2007 PECH UND SCHWEFEL, MEHR ALS FUSSBALL AUF ST. PAULI Director, Assistant Editor.
Documentary about socially and politically dedicated „FC St. Pauli“ Footballfans. (24’). Screenings: in Hamburg and Bremen. Festival: Hamburger Dokumentarfilmwoche 2010.
2006 DER ZWÖLFTE MANN SIND WIR. FANS DES FC ST. PAULI. Co-Director, Assistant Editor.
Documentary about football fans. (30’) Screenings: Abaton, Hamburg, Germany.