Memory Books - Damit Du mich nie vergisst

Memory Books - Damit Du mich nie vergisst

Deutschland / Schweiz 2007/2008, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Memory Books

In Uganda, AIDS-infected mothers have begun writing what they call Memory Books for their children. Every evening Dennis and Chrissi brush their teeth in the dim glow of the oil lamp. The 10-year-old watches his little sister conscientiously as they get ready for bed. Since their mother died of AIDS two years ago they are both orphans, two of more than two million of their kind in Uganda. But a unique project has emerged from the catastrophic conditions in this east African country: Memory Books, a chance for infected parents and their children to write openly, honestly and compassionately about their painful situation and help the children to gradually understand that they will soon be looking after themselves. Through the process of remembering and writing, both parents and children discover a sense of strength and solace that they could never have foreseen while creating what will quite likely become the most important road map that these orphans will have in life.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Christa Graf
Screenplay:Christa Graf (Konzept)
Director of photography:Roland Wagner
Assistant camera:Ralf Richter
Editing:Carmen Kirchweger
Sound:Ralf Richter, Steffen Graubaum
Sound assistant:Stephan Walkowiak
Audio mixing:Marcel Schechter
Music:Gert Wilden jun.
Voice:Eva Mattes
Production company:Kick Film & Fernsehproduktions GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Snakefilm GmbH (Zürich), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz), Schweizer Fernsehen für die deutsche und rätoromanische Schweiz (SF DRS) (Zürich), SRG SSR idée suisse (Bern)
in association with:Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Jörg Bundschuh
Co-Producer:Markus Fischer
Producer (TV):Anne Even, Urs Augstburger, Alberto Chollet
Line producer:Franz Hirner
Unit production manager:Moritz Bundschuh, Simone Schmassmann
Location manager:Vincent Mayega
Shoot:01.2007-02.2007: Uganda
Original distributor:Stardust Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Volkart Stiftung (Winterthur)
Length:2564 m, 94 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.11.2007, 112154, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 01.2008, Biarritz, FIPA;
Kinostart (DE): 01.05.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 01.12.2008, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Memory Books - Damit Du mich nie vergisst
Schreibvariante (DE) Memory Books - ...damit du mich nie vergisst

Versions

Original

Length:2564 m, 94 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.11.2007, 112154, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 01.2008, Biarritz, FIPA;
Kinostart (DE): 01.05.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 01.12.2008, Arte
 

Awards

FIPA Biarritz 2008
Prix des Jeunes Européens
 
FBW 2007
Prädikat: Besonders wertvoll
Dokumentarfilm des Monats November 2007