Thursday, 06.12.2018 at 7:30pm
The screening is followed by a talk with Angelika Levi
Benji was brought to the GDR from Namibia as a small child in 1979 and was sent back there after the reunification. Angelika Levi met him in 1991 during filming in Namibia. Two years later Benji is hitchhiking towards Europe. Absent Present sketches out stations in Benji’s life and looks for reasons and causes for his sudden disappearance. A search that becomes a starting point for a journey to different places characterised by continuous departure and arrival.
Director: Angelika Levi
Germany 2010, 84 min
German with English subtitles (OmeU)
Angelika Levi is a filmmaker and video artist. She studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). In 2015, her documentary Miete essen Seele auf was shown in the exhibition Wohnungsfrage at HKW.