Memory Books

Genre : Drama
Type : Documentary
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2007
Format : Feature

In Uganda schreiben aidskranke Mütter Erinnerungsbücher für ihre

FBW (Prädikat besonders wertvoll): "Memory Books gehört fraglos zu den besten Dokumentationen, die aktuell produziert wurden (...) zu einem der sonst so gerne grundlos herbeigeredeten wirklich „wichtigen Filme"."

Helmut Markwort: "Verpassen Sie ihn nicht, (...) er wird sie tief berühren."

Wettbewerb FIPA-Festival Biarritz
Wettbewerb Solothurner Filmtage
Nominierung Ehrenpreis Berliner Filmball
Prädikat: Besonders wertvoll
Buch & Regie Christa Graf
Kamera Roland Wagner
Ton Ralf Richter, Steffen Graubaum
Schnitt Carmen Kirchweger
Musik Gert Wilden jr.
Produktionsleitung Moritz Bundschuh, Simone Schmassmann-Barmettler
Herstellungsleitung Franz Hirner
Redaktion Anne Even (ZDF/ARTE), Urs Augstburger (SF), Alberto Chollet (SRG SSR idee suisse)
Ko-Produzent Markus Fischer
Produzent Jörg Bundschuh

Eine Produktion von Kick Film in Coproduktion mit ZDF in Kooperation mit arte, SF und snakefilm Zürich.
Gefördert durch BKM, Deutscher FilmFörderFonds, MFG Baden-Württemberg und Volkart Stiftung

In Uganda, parents infected with AIDS write Memory Books for their children - these are perhaps the most important documents of our time. Unless a decisive effort is undertaken to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, it is estimated that up to forty million children will have been orphaned by the disease by 2010. Uganda has proven to be the most successful country in Africa at fighting the spread of the disease, but it also has the most AIDS orphans in the world, a number currently put at two million. When their parents die, children are left to fend for themselves. And children who grow up being parents for one another begin their lives with no past and an uncertain future. For this reason, a very special project was created in Uganda: parents write Memory Books containing their family histories. This helps the children remember their parents, their traditions, and their values. The children are gently prepared for the fact that their parents are dying. Reportage and Current Affairs
Director : Christa Graf
Writer : Christa Graf
Camera : Roland Wagner
Sound : Ralf Richter
Editing : Carmen Kirchweger
Music : Gert Wilden Jr.

Production : Kick Film,
Mannhardtstrasse 6,
80538 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 89 7471 03-0
Fax: +49 89 7471 03-66

Co-Production : Snakefilm

Sales : Accent Films,
Rue de la Gare 46,
1820 Montreux, Switzerland
Tel: +41 21 963 9300
Fax: +41 21 963 9305

Format: DVC Pro HD. Colour
Running time: 1 h 30 mn
Year of production: 2007


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