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SAND UND BLUT
FRIDAY SEP 15, 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Austrian filmmakers Matthias Krepp and Angelika Spangel present their first feature length documentary film SAND UND BLUT at the Camden International Film Festival.
ABOUT THE FILM
Social networks allow refugees to follow the actions and crimes happening in their countries in real time. Sand and Blood is a montage of amateur videos from various online platforms, narrated by refugees now living in Austria. This formal approach offers a new and intimate perspective on Syria and Iraq’s recent history: a montage of haunting images of devastation, fear, and hatred. It gives the viewer the opportunity to ask questions which go beyond newspaper headlines. Every character is given the chance to explain his own personal viewpoint, without judgement. Sand and Blood weaves these stories together in a dark and moving tapestry that ultimately forces the viewer to question the very nature of good and evil, victim and perpetrator. sandundblut.at
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
Matthias Krepp, born 1987, is an Austrian film student and director. He studied Comparative Literature and History. In 2012 he was accepted into the directing-class of Michael Haneke at Vienna Film Academy. During his studies he directed several short films in collaboration with Angelika Spangel and Magdalena Gruber. Sand and Blood is his first feature length documentary film.
Angelika Spangel, born 1987, is an Austrian film student of cinematography. She studied Educational Science and received her degree in 2012. Since 2013 she studies cinematography in the class of Wolfgang Thaler at Vienna Film Academy. She worked on several short films with Matthias Krepp and Magdalena Gruber.
Founded in 2005 and recognized as one of the top documentary film festivals in the world, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) highlights innovative work that shows a deep commitment to the craft of nonfiction storytelling.The 13th annual Camden International Film Festival will take place in Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine, from September 14 to 17. The weekend will feature screenings of nearly 80 documentary films from both emerging and established filmmakers, most of whom attend the festival for post-screening discussions.
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Camden, Maine, 04843-0836