Those Who Throw a Stone

"Those Who Throw a Stone” addresses the refugee situation from 2015 and beyond. I wrote the lyrics of this song in 2015 after I read about citizens at European borders who were throwing stones at refugees. Most of these refugees came from Syria and other war effected countries. I was shocked.
While we, in the global north, have to expect a lot more refugees coming within the next decades as a result of wars and even more as a result of climate change, we have to work harder on the integration of those people and give them equal chances. Also we have to develop a clear attitude when dealing with increasing xenophobic attacks.
For this video I created 26 gouache colored ink drawings with motives of real newspaper photographies.

  • Melissa Klingelhöfer
  • Melissa Klingelhöfer
  • Melissa Klingelhöfer
  • Melissa Klingelhöfer
    Musik & Recording
  • Victor Plumettaz
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Music Video, Art
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    4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20 EUR
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Director Biography - Melissa Klingelhöfer

• 2022 state scholarship (6 months)  “Neustart Kultur”
• 2015 start self-employment as visual artist, film maker and musician
• 2015 audience award for short film “lebenswert” (“worth living”), exground filmfest, Wiesbaden
• 2015 bachelor’s degree communication design, HSRM Wiesbaden
• 2013–2014 2 semesters abroad, Fine Arts in Digital Arts, University of Malta, Malta
• 2013 (July) Summer School, St. Petersburg, Russia
• 2013 internship (6 months), YOOL Giessen - ad agency for sustainability
• 2009 August Bebel Schule, Abitur with focus art & design, Offenbach
• 2006 Ferdinand Braun Schule, vocational baccalaureate diploma, area art & design, Fulda
• 2002 first art exhibitions and music gigs
• born Dezember 1st 1987, Rüsselsheim, Germany


- »Those who throw a stone« artistical music video, 2023
- »Will you miss me?« shortfilm, 2020
- »Kunstlied« artistical music video, 2020
- »Stone forest« artistical music video, 2020
- »Rih, Festa, Fidi« shortfilm, 2017
- »Sleep like a baby tonight« music video by Evgenia Miller, 2016
- »Give or take«, shortfilm, by Turan Firatli, 2016
- »Lebenswert«, shortfilm, 2015
- »Wackelkontakt« shortfilm, by Carlos Zapf, Turan Firatli, 2013

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