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Mechthild Gassner, “Here is a story I wish to tell“

“I am very intrigued by the motivations behind people’s actions, the reasons for people’s behaviour. I wish to take a step back, away from the obvious reality and search for what truly drives us. That’s what moves me – to get a little closer to what is true”, says documentary maker Mechthild Gassner, who divides…

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Julia Oelkers, “One has to respect people’s privacy”

A documentary film maker with an interest in immigration related issues, Julia Oelkers is the director of  “Can’t Be Silent”: the story of five musicians from different parts of the world, who are residing in temporary lodgings in different German cities. When all they want to do is to be allowed to make music. Together…