Private Project

Lichtenberg Cleans Up

During one day, staff and residents of the refugee hostel „AWO Refugium Lichtenberg“ jointly cleaned up the premises around their work place and home. The camera observes this joined action, an example of how even under difficult and temporary circumstances small communities can be formed. It just needs a little effort from all sides.

  • Anna Faroqhi
    House and Desert, Temporary Home
  • Haim Peretz
    Pieme Pahite, Temporary Home
  • Mohammad Stas
    Temporary Home
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Lichtenberg putzt
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
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  • Language:
    Arabic, German
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  • Student Project:
  • W:OW - We Are One World
    February 26, 2017
    South Asian Premiere
  • Labyrinth Children's Museum Berlin
    March 1, 2017
    German Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Faroqhi Peretz Film Production
    Country: Germany
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Anna Faroqhi, Haim Peretz

In their films, illustrations and educational / curatorial work the Berlin-based artist duo Faroqhi & Peretz choose various themes such as biography, architecture and history. Their work examines social issues and critically deals with the way images are being produced and received as well as how stories are being told.
Anna Faroqhi is a filmmaker and illustrator. Haim Peretz is a technician and filmmaker. Their body of work contains films, texts and illustrations as well as educational works and has been presented internationally in museums and art events.
Faroqhi & Peretz teach video for opera directors and singers at Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. They also are engaged in the education of film and illustration to children and adults at various public schools, museums and institutions. Here, they are part of the Arsenal Film Studios, the film transfer at Arsenal Cinema, Institute for Film and Video, Berlin.
Faroqhi & Peretz’ work has been shown Museum Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Saalbau Neukölln Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Manifesta Italy, New York Film Archives, Goethe Institute Tel Aviv etc.
The duo is currently working on a series of artist activities circling around the situation of refugees in Germany as well as on a documentay on a German-Israeli educational architecture exchange project dealing with the ideas of the Bauhaus.
Works (selection):
TILTED BAUHAUS (2016) – documentary on an intercultural educational building project
TEMPORARY HOME (2016) – short documentary portrait of work in a refugee home in Berlin
CANCER KUNG FU (2016) – graphic novel by Anna Faroqhi
BAUHAUS WINDOWS (2015) - documentary short
THE LIGHT (2015) - silent comedy drama with music, 12min. with students of a Communal School and Arsenal Film Studios
THE BOOK ON THE BOHEMIAN VILLAGE (Parthas 2013) – city guide for and with children
SILENT VOICES (2012): 15 video portraits with and of migrant women in Berlin
VARIATIONS ON THE EVERYDAY (2008 – 11), Anna Faroqhi; films and illustrations
HOUSE AND DESERT (2005), Anna Faroqhi, film essay

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