NIGHTLINE

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  • NIGHTLINE

Germany 2022Language:GermanDirector:Caspar De Gelmini19 min, Colour

The video NIGHTLINE deals with the topic of migration. My great-grandmother crossed the North Atlantic in the 1960s on the steamship "Rotterdam". The Rotterdam is the last remaining transatlantic ship, shortly before the start of air transport across the Atlantic. Based on a postcard of my great-grandmother, I reconstructed the emigration. I used historical documents from various archives and supplemented them with newly filmed footage that I shot in Rotterdam and Berlin. Shots from NewYork were specially made for this video by an art association in the USA. Another aspect is the music: it is based on an orchestral piece which I wrote under the same name and which was premiered in Munich. This creates a fascinating audiovisual composition.

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