Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Innovative Cinema Short, AT 2023, Farbe+SW, 20 min., eOmdU
Diagonale 2023

Director: Friedemann Derschmidt, Alaa Alkurdi
Cast: Saphira Wing, Jon Sass, Ikumi Derschmidt, Susanna Wing, Alex Pritchard-Smith
Camera: Alaa Alkurdi
Editor: Friedemann Derschmidt
Location Sound: Friedemann Derschmidt
Music: Jon Sass
Additional Credits: Storyboard: Anne Pritchard-Smith; Co-Regie: Karin Schneider
Producers: Friedemann Derschmidt


Four scenes mounted side by side engage in a mutual dialogue. In it, Saphira, a black woman with a Jewish mother who immigrated from England to Vienna and Muslim father from Ghana to Vienna, speaks with changing counterparts. In talking with one another, one’s own history turns out to be more than simply written down. It’s first constructed, experienced, and questioned in relationship to others.

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