Simba in New York – Trailer / Excerpt

« Simba in New York » is a half-hour found footage essay about the USA, Disney, Home Movies, etc. —————————————– Walt Disney died 50 years ago. But to this day, millions of children grow up with the films he produced. To this…

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« Simba in New York » is a half-hour found footage essay about the USA, Disney, Home Movies, etc.

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Walt Disney died 50 years ago. But to this day, millions of children grow up with the films he produced. To this day, he, who always stressed that he owes his success to a lot of hard work, is seen as the embodiment of the « American Dream ».

A student writing his bachelor thesis remembers his childhood fascination for the USA. He lost his mother at an early age and always identified with Disney’s orphan characters. But by now, a different kind of films has caught his attention: amateur films, « home movies ». He seeks the « real » America in these images.

In an essayistic « stream of consciousness », which also features important thinkers such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Henry David Thoreau and Susan Sontag, the history of the United States and the protagonist’s and his mother’s personal stories become intertwined.

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Narrated by Alma W. Bär
Editing: Daniel Maaß
Music: Jentzen Groh Sommerfeld Trio

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Screenings:

17.11. 2016 – Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival
(http://www.kasselerdokfest.de)
28.03. – 02.04. 2017 – Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt – Art Award ***WINNER*** (http://www.lichter-filmfest.de)
05.04., 07.04.2017 – Festival du Cinéma de Brive (http://www.festivalcinemabrive.fr)
12.05., 13.05.2017 – IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival (http://www.indielisboa.com)
06.06.2017 – Screening & Concert @ Tokonoma, Kassel
(www.supertokonoma.de)
11.06.2017 – Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca
(www.huesca-filmfestival.com)
15.-19.06.2017 – Festival International de Contis
(http://www.cinema-contis.fr/3.aspx)
23.06.2017 – FEST New Directors / New Films Festival, Espinho, Portugal (http://site.fest.pt/en/)
14., 16.7.2017 – Rundgang, Kunsthochschule Kassel
23.7.2017 – Café Karnak, Kassel (https://cafe-karnak.de/)
13.,18.10.17 – Festifreak Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata, Argentina (http://www.festifreak.com.ar/)
22.10.2017 – Szczecin European Film Festival
(http://europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl)
24.10.17 – Montecatini Short Film Festival, Italy
(https://filmvideomontecatini.jimdo.com/)
7.11.17 – Tirana International Film Festival (http://www.tiranafilmfest.com)
17., 22.11.17 – La Cabina – Festival internacional de mediometrajes de Valencia ***AWARD FOR BEST FILM, SECTION « AMALGAMA »***
(http://lacabina.es/)
1.12.17 – ULTRACinema Cine Experimental y de Found Footage, Pueblo-Cholula (http://ultracinema.x10.mx/)
13.12.17 – Thess International Short Film Festival (http://www.tisff.eu)
9.3.2018 – IBAFF Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia (http://ibaff.com)
8.-31.3.18 – Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse (http://traverse-video.org/)
1.4., 8.4.18 – FIFEQ (Festival international du film ethnographique du Québec) (http://www.fifeq.ca/)
11.4.18 – Shorts Offenburg (http://shorts-offenburg.de)

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