Director / Director: Ruth Beckermann

Fotografía / Cinematography: Peter Roehsler, Ruth Beckermann, Nurith Aviv

Edición / Editing: Christina Kaindl-Hnig

Sonido / Sound: Dieter Pichler, Gertraud Luschtzky

Sinopsis / Synopsis:

Marc Aurel-Strasse, Vienna: The last surviving Jewish textile merchant in what was the textile district, the Iranian hotel proprietor and the Caf Salzgries with its regulars. From summer 1999 until spring 2000, Ruth Beckermann undertook a series of small journeys on and around her own doorstep and investigated her neighborhoud with the help of a film camera. The film also gives evidence of the political changes which accompanied the extreme right joining the government-coalition.

Biografía / Biography:

Ruth Beckermann was born in Vienna where she also spent her childhood. After her studies in journalism and history of art in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, she took her degree as Dr.phil in 1977 at the University of Vienna. She since contributed as a journalist to several Austrian and Swiss magazines.
In 1978 she co-founded the distribution company FILMLADEN in which she was active for seven years. In this period Ruth Beckermann started to make films and to write books.
Since 1985 she works as a writer and filmmaker.

Festivales / Festivals:

Festival Internacional de Cine de Berln - 2001, Alemania
Cinma du Rel - 2001, Francia
Diagonale, Festival de Cine Austriaco - 2001, Austria
DocumentaMadrid - 2019, Espaa

Contacto / Contact:

Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion
+43 1 9909945
+ 43 677 643 812 38