Ein Brief aus Deutschland

A Letter from Germany

The film focuses on the experiences of three women from Eastern Europe who left home in hope for something better, and whose life is now dominated by pain and exploitation. While anonymous voices read out letters which enforce the feelings and experiences of these women, the images of the film range from their hometowns to abstractions of possible places and memories. A filmic effort to eliminate the lurid character of the issue of human trafficking and to deal in a strict and reduced form of film.

Director's Biography
Sebastian Mez, born 1982 in Essen, Germany. After graduating high school, he did a one-year internship at Caspari film and then worked as a freelancer. In 2007 he shot his first documentary DO THE RIGHT THING that premiered at the Max Ophüls Festival 2008. Since 2007 he has been studying at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. A LETTER FROM GERMANY was awarded the prize for the best mid-length film at Visions du Réel Filmfestival Nyon 2011. // Films (Selected): ERINNERE DICH ANS FLIEGEN (2009, short doc), BRASA (2011, short), EIN BRIEF AUS DEUTSCHLAND (A Letter from Germany, 2011, doc)
2012: FEDEORA AWARDS for European Documentaries
European Panorama Documentary 2012
Sebastian Mez
Germany 2011
50 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sebastian Mez
Cinematography Sebastian Mez
Editing Katharina Fiedler
Sound/Sounddesign Maximilian Haslberge/Helmar Jungmann/Katharina Fiedler/Sebastian Mez
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