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Doc&Talk LIVE in ACUD (Berlin) “Going Alone” and “Fifteen Rooms” November 2nd at 7pm with Raphael Schanz and Silke Schissler

02/11/2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Beerdigung im Alleingang


19:00 - 21:00
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Veteranenstraße 21
Berlin, 10119 Germany
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Accompanying the dying and the dead at docfilm42:
“Going Alone” (2021, 28 min) by Raphael Schanz and “Fifteen Rooms” (2016, 32 min) by Silke Schissler

Filminfo about “Going Alone” (2021, 28 min) by Raphael Schanz

Every year, five to ten percent of all deceased Berliners are buried by the authorities. Most of them are put into the ground by mortician Bernd Simon going alone. But sometimes companions do turn up and say goodbye in their very own way. An observational documentary about an undertaker who actually wanted to become an entertainer, a bizarre city portrait and a mirror of how we deal with death, mourning and commemoration.
more information about the film: HERE

about Raphael Schanz
Raphael Schanz, born 1989 in Hildesheim, studied communication and social sciences (B.A.) as well as political communication (M.A.) in Erfurt, Berlin and Jerusalem. He also studied documentary film directing at the self-organized film school filmArche e.V. in Berlin. Together with Philipp Seifert he is co-founder of the film production company panther reh. He lives and works as a filmmaker in Berlin and directed several documentary short films. His film “Alleingang” premiered at the Max Ophüls Preis in 2022.

Filminfo about “Fifteen Rooms” (2016, 32 min) by Silke Schissler
Even in a hospice, life goes on. A mother-in-law may be annoying. A soft toy may offer consolation.
The recollection of missed opportunities may create a sense of wistfulness. Danka, the institution’s cleaning lady, experiences a lot in the course of her daily life, tidying these 15 rooms overlooking the roofs of Neukölln. She is always happy to schmooze with the residents, or just to keep them company.
There’s a lot of laughter and a lot of smoking, but also a lot of goodbyes to say. FIFTEEN ROOMS is a film about living in a place of dying.
Mehr Infos zum Film: HIER

zur Regisseurin Silke Schissler
Silke Schissler, born 1979, is a sociologist and documentarian. Her passion for film began in a Berlin video collective working on social movements and unconventional personalities. She has led numerous film workshops for young people. From 2012-2016 she studied documentary filmmaking at the filmArche in Berlin.

Accompanying the dying and the dead at docfilm42