Tine Papendick

< a future in friendship >

Cultural Exchange Project in Israel
Performance & Short Film, 2009

01:00 min, HD, color

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Concept: Tine Papendick
Cinematography: Smina Bluth
Performance: Tine Papendick and Neta Elkayam
Music: Martyn Heyne
Sound Design and Mastering: Johannes Peters
Production: Eikon gGmbH

A Future in Friendship is a joint project of the Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam Babelsberg and the Film & TV Department at the Sapir Academic College in Sderot, Israel in cooperation with Eikon gGmbH and the German-Israeli Future Forum. Sixteen film students from both schools worked together on nine short films from September to December 2009 in Berlin and Israel.

The end products were shown both in Germany and Israel. Several of the students also had the opportunity to show their joint efforts at a meeting between Israeli President Shimon Peres und German President Horst Köhler in Berlin in January 2010.

The main challenge of the project was to condense the impressions arousing during the exchange into just one minute of film. How would it be possible to transfer an intense experience like this one in such a little piece of art? I felt so caught and "tangled up" by all the conflicts and problems which exist in Israel. I had so many touching experiences and heartwarming moments that I could no longer find an "objective" point of view.

My result is the film "Tangled.Up". It is the poetic translation of a performance that I gave in the streets of Jerusalem, together with Neta Elkayam, a local political performance artist.