Short animated documentary & web documentary
What started as a short animated documentary became part of a web documentary
about the story of former Vietnamese guest workers in the GDR.
It’s a digital archive of personal stories, photos, videos and multi-perspective
memories intending to remember in a collective and inform particularly those
who have a similar story but were never told or due to biased reporting in media.
Filmfestivals & Awards:
DOK Leipzig - International Festival for documentary andanimated film (Nomination German Competition Shorts)
Kasseler Dokfest (Nomination Goldener Schlüssel)
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Vienna
Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (Nomination German Competition)
Feminist Border Arts Film Festival New Mexico
Every Woman Biennal Film Festival New York
Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisbon
SHORTS Offenburg (Nomination Competition Animation)
kurzsuechtig Leipzig (Jury Award Competition Documentary)
Filmfest Dresden (Audience Award Mitteldeutsche Filmnacht)
achtung! Berlin (Nomination Competition Best Short Film Berlin/ Brandenburg)
IFFF Internationales Frauen Film Fest Dortmund
Clattering sewing machines, clattering memories.
In 1987, the Saxon city of Werdau needed workers for its textile industry.
Because of full employment the jobs were advertised in Vietnam,
as usual in the GDR at the time. Many came – some stayed.
Delicate fabric prints tell of this economically still prosperous period
just before the reunification. A Vietnamese and a German couple
cheerfully remember initial difficulties and cultural misunderstandings.
written by Annina Wettstein
Group exhibition "Offener Prozess"
(engl. Open Process)
about NSU reappraisal in Saxony
Ausstellungsansicht, Offener Prozess,
Foto: Alexandra Ivanciu
© Ute Langkafel MAIFOTO