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There Are No Strangers Here

Through ballet dance 'There Are No Strangers Here' depicts Sophia's beautiful, yet challenging and adventurous journey to becoming the young woman she wants to be.

  • Eugen Braeunig
    Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, A Path Appears, Soundbreaking
  • Eugen Braeunig
  • Joanna Jankowska
  • Sophia Ravazzani
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Ballet, Coming of age, Dance
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Richmond International Film Festival
    Richmond, Virginia
    United States
    March 4, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Court Metrage / Festival de Cannes
    May 18, 2016
  • Berlin Independent Film Festival
    February 14, 2016
    Germany Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Eugen Braeunig

Eugen Braeunig is a New York-based filmmaker who grew up in Germany. After completing his graphic design and film studies at the renowned Berlin University of the Arts Eugen worked on Award-winning documentaries such as "Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace" and "A Path Appears," a three-part series which aired on PBS in early 2015. He is currently working on an 8-part documentary series on the history of recorded music.

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Director Statement

As a filmmaker with a strong background in graphic design and photography my primary aim is always to translate my ideas and cinematic subtext into visual expressions and movement rather than spoken word. Because of that, the very pure language of dance, which is fundamentally connected to music seemed ideal for this project. Recently, I have been very interested in coming-of-age stories, the phenomenon of sculpting that person you aspire to be in life. Now in my late 20s, it feels I’m not too close, yet not too removed either to tell one of those stories for a new generation. The idea for this project was to make use of different elements like dance, music, poetry, cinematography and fashion as visual and emotional expressions that can be threaded together as one overarching exploration of youth and femininity in our time.