Land der Kinder: an unscripted, no-budget movie
20min version "Land of children" - short film festival version, 2012
43min version "Land der Kinder" (engl: "country of young") - festival version, 2011
Uganda is a country of young people. 50% of the population is under 15 years.
Herman is 17 years old. Since his father died years ago, and his mother passed away two months ago, he is the head of the family. He takes care of his 5 and 7 year old siblings.
Stories like these make this movie a very unique experience. Stories about life and death, stories about people who suffer from their destiny, but also stories that take place in a beautiful landscape. These are stories about people who have kept their joie de vivre, maybe because they live their lives more.
directed and edited by: Michael Zechmann
cinematography: Michael Zechmann (& Stefan Pleger in 43min version)
assistance: Alia Khreis
voice overs: Gennie Johnson, Christian Cummins
music: Max Mühlbacher, Lissie Rettenwander, Brass Band and choir of the St.Mary's School Zigoti
text: Johannes Schwamberger, Michael Zechmann
production: Michael Zechmann
Thanks to: Gabi Ziller, Stefan Pleger, Ceasar Lukango, Walter Thaler, Ulrich Huber, AIDS-Hilfe Tirol, Karen Hirsch, Anja Pearce, and many more!
Special thanks for NTSC DVD: brennweit medienproduktion
data: 43min / 20min, colour, PAL / NTSC, 16:9
The project was supported by / thanks to: