Martin Lintner, Elisabeth Pointner | Austria 2021 | 64 Min. | OmeU
In presence of Martin Lintner and Elisabeth Pointner
Discussion with Judith Umathum (Verein Vielstimmig – Region Neusiedlersee Hilft)
Mória, summer 2020. It is hot between, even hotter in the tents. An inadequate sanitary infrastructure, the latent danger of the Coronavirus and the associated social restrictions, as well as internal camp tensions and xenophobic attacks dominate everyday life in the hopelessly overcrowded refugee camp. The tensions erupt into a catastrophic fire on the night of September 9 2020.
In the midst of all this, IN MEMORIAM uses secretly filmed smartphone footage to tell of a developing friendship between Lilly, a volunteer from Austria, and Ali, a young refugee from Afghanistan, who has not yet lost his hope for a better future.
Directors: Martin Lintner, Elisabeth Pointner
Camera: Elisabeth Pointner, Ali Mustafa
Editing: Martin Lintner
Sound: Alexander Winkler
Music: Mathias Glawischnig, Martin Lintner
Color Grading: Axel Stasny
Production: Elisabeth Pointner, Martin Lintner
2022 Liberation Docfest Bangladesh
Elisabeth R. M. Pointner graduated in Cultural and Social Anthropology (M.A.) and Educational Sciences (B.A.) from the University of Vienna with a focus on the phenomena of flight, migration and integration. Since 2018, her regional research focus is Greece, in particular the island of Lesbos, where she volunteered for a month in the former refugee camp PIKPA in 2020.
Martin Lintner is an independent filmmaker and graphic designer since 2013. He studied cultural and social anthropology at the University of Vienna with a focus on visual anthropology and anthropological filmmaking in theory and practice. Since 2010 he is the artistic director of ethnocineca – International Documentary Film Festival Vienna.