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God in Transit

“What happens, when we place a monk with a desire to engage others in conversation in the middle of a crowd?” This is the central question and the base upon which this extraordinary and exciting film project rests. Film director Sonja Toepfer captures spontaneous encounters and voluntary conversations of travelers with Fra’ Augustinus Hildebrandt (O.P.) on screen. The reason for this project is the 800th anniversary of the creation of the Dominican Order. However, according to the director, this film is not intended as an Image-film, but one which focuses solely on the strength and spirituality of the Dominicans.

  • Sonja Toepfer
  • Sonja Toepfer
  • Augustinus Hildebrandt OP
    Key Cast
  • Emmanuel Dinh
    Camera/ Steadicam
  • Tom Förderer
    Music Composer
  • Kai Powalla
    Sound Design/ Sound Editing
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Gott im Transit
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Sonja Toepfer

Sonja Toepfer (born in 1961) studied Structural Hermeneutics and Film studies. The film is mainly focused on video art, object art, installations and documentary films since 2005. Her projects and films have been shown at various national and international exhibitions and festivals. In her artistic work, she is concerned with analyzing aspects, problems and questions associated with human being. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonja_Toepfer

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Director Statement

The transit area of the airport, one of the most important large international airports, condenses what makes our lives today: human and ideas flows. We humans of all nations, are travelers of the earth.