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so leben wir – botschaften an die familie
Documentary Film, AT 2017, Farbe+SW, 107 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2018

Director, Editor: Gustav Deutsch
Script: Gustav Deutsch
Camera: Gustav Deutsch, Mostafa Tabbou
Music: Christian Fennesz
Sounddesign: Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
Producers: Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Production: KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production


Gustav Deutsch assembles in so leben wir – botschaften an die familie private family films, col­lected from archives in Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, and England. The compiled films are dynamic visual messages from families who moved to far­ away places, addressed to the relatives back home. A cinematic rag rug woven from the found footage of various decades, which portrays migration (hi)­stories as well as the story of a communication medium’s technological development.

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