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Memory Books - Damit Du mich nie vergisst

Deutschland Schweiz 2007/2008 Dokumentarfilm

Summary

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.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

 

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Credits

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Shoot

    • Januar 2007 - Februar 2007: Uganda
Duration:
2564 m, 94 min
Format:
HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Stereo
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.11.2007, 112154, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): Januar 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

Duration:
2564 m, 94 min
Format:
HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Stereo
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.11.2007, 112154, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): Januar 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