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Berlin Neukölln is dancing!

The inclusive feature dance documentary "Berlin Neukölln is dancing" accompanies 48 kids between 8-18 years old during the high time of the Covid pandemic in the Berlin district of Neukölln. Filmed during and shortly after the lockdown in 2021 the film sheds a light on the experiences and feelings of children during homeschooling.
Almost forgotten and neglected from overall politics the children and young adults express their feelings and thoughts not only in very personal voices messages but also in dance choreographies.
The film is an important time document of the Pandemic giving those a voice that are hardly heard. The documentary reveals a unique insight into the lives of children during the pandemic and gives a concerning but also hopeful perspective into the future of the young generation: it proofs how important dance and art are in times of crisis to make young people strong and resilient and how little it sometimes takes to support children to make them happy.

  • Christina Voigt
  • Christina Voigt
  • Friederike Jentsch
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    1 hour 4 minutes
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    September 2, 2021
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    3,000 USD
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Director Biography - Christina Voigt

Christina Voigt is a director and visual anthropologist located in Berlin. Her focus on music and dance documentaries brought her to work with artists such as British composer Max Richter, Motown legend Lamont Dozier, vocal poet Eric Mingus and German artists like choreographer Sasha Waltz and composer Iris ter Schiphorst. Christina also works in the field of historical and social documentaries, creating educational films for the German Historic Museum. Her music documentary "STIMMEN Ü B E R LEBEN". Anne Frank: A living voice" was awarded with an OPUS KLASSIK 2021, the highest award in classical music in Germany.
Christina recently expanded her visual work by developing stage visuals for documentary music theatre productions. In 2017 she created the stage visuals for “Nation under suspicion", a piece about the East-German intelligence service “STASI”, where a distressing archival collage brings back the oppression of the GDR regime. In 2019 she directed the stage visuals for a music performance about Clara Schumann, focusing on 3 contemporary female composers and their approach to composing.

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