Go to content
Still

Berliner Tagebuch

Director: Rosemarie Blank
Originally from Berlin, Rosemarie Blank meets foreign inhabitants of the German capital and examines how they keep going.
‘Where I am, I don’t want to stay. I want to stay where I’ve never been.’ Filmmaker Rosemarie Blank was born in Berlin, but has lived in various other places in the world. After returning to her native city, she wondered what it’s like for other people to live outside their motherland. In this diary, she interviews people whom she literally met in the street: her Kurdish newsvendor, who apart from his busy trade has a second job with the German railways, a Lebanese hairdresser, a Turkish furniture seller. They talk about melancholy, longing, the struggle for existence and against discrimination and they show how they lead their daily life. The encounters are larded with observing shots of multicultural Berlin, particularly where diversity is most visible: the subway.

Credits

Co-producer
Sound editing
Production company
Doc.Eye Film
Casafilm
Distributor NL
Mokum Filmdistributie
Amstelfilm
Title: Berliner Tagebuch
Year: 2012
Duration : 1 hour, 13 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012
Sociaal maatschappelijkBlik naar buiten(land)

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.