We Are Silesians
Sixty-seven years after the end of WW two, The Generations project aims at collecting the stories of people in Europe who have lived through this time, and weaving a collective story of Polish, Czech and German people – grandfathers, mothers and sons who either were involved in the war, or are descendants. The filmmaker starts with his own family, from the province of Silesia in Poland, and embarks on a journey to hear and record the stories of Polish, German and Czech people. The stories are used for a cross-media project including a documentary, a DVD, and an archive which in parts is accessible online.
There are media workshops in Poland, Czechia and Germany, where participants are encouraged to record within their own families, and submit their stories to the generations project.
Born 1966 in Freiburg, Germany, Reinhard Lorenz has received his film education in Berlin. He works as Director, Producer and Editor in feature documentary, news production and educational films. He teaches and lectures internationally.
2010 Flamenco School, Feature Documentary on the Art of Flamenco in New Mexico, USA. Director, Co-Producer, Editor;
2010 Where the Words touch the Earth Documentary about Climate Change on the Navajo Resevation, Producer, Director, Editor;
2010 Beauty Bend, Short Documentary on Neon Art, DocChallenge 2010, Co-Director, Editor;
2009 Roswell Incident, TV Documentary Re-enactment. LoopFilm Munich, ZDF, Production Manager;
2000 Aarve, Short Film, Co-Production BBC, YLE Finland. Broadcast on BBC, screened internationally at Festivals, Co-Director, Director of Photography, Editor.
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