HEUTE MIT ZUCKER UND MORGEN WEISS ICH NOCH NICHT – TODAY WITH SUGAR AND TOMORROW I DON`T KNOW YET
Annaka Minsch, Léon Melchior Hüsler | Switzerland 2023 | 16 Min. | German with Engl. subtitles
In presence of Annaka Minsch and Léon Melchior Hüsler
One house, ten patients, forty employees, and death. In a hospice in central Switzerland, exceptional situations come together with everyday life, faith with rationality, and individualism with institutional mechanisms.
With caution and palpable respect, Annaka Minsch and Léon Melchior Hüsler approach the practices of an institution that accompanies people in the final stages of life. With a great deal of empathy and skillfully interwoven shots they focus on the staff, who must manage the balancing act between administrative necessities and interpersonal needs in their daily encounter with death and dying.
Director: Annaka Minsch (she/her) & Léon Hüsler (he/him)
Camera: Balz Auf der Maur (he/him)
Editing: Marlen Schmid (she/her)
Music: Dominik Zihlmann (he/him)
Sound: Annaka Minsch
Production: Studienrichtung Video, Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst / Volko Kamensky
Annaka Minsch (she/her), born in 1998, grew up in a small village in Graubünden. After an internship in the field of care and support for people with impairments, the urge to work creatively and express herself through the medium of film initially drew her to the design propaedeutic course at the ZHdK. She then studied in the bachelor’s programme in video at the HSLU, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in 2022 with the film TODAY WITH SUGAR AND TOMORROW I DON’T KNOW.
Léon Huesler (he/him), born in 1997 in Muttenz BL, completed his civilian service in the areas of migration and youth care after graduating from high school. The camera remained a faithful companion in all these stages and immediately brought itself into focus during his film studies at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He specialised in documentary work and video essays and completed his bachelor’s degree in directing in 2022.