Gabriele KRANZELBINDER (KGP KRANZELBINDER GABRIELE PRODUCTION GMBH), Barbara PICHLER (KGP KRANZELBINDER GABRIELE PRODUCTION GMBH)
The film undertakes its journey via amateur film recordings gathered from archives in Austria, Italy, Holland and England, “traveling” from Boston to Italy, from the USA to Austria’s Burgenland, from Maryland to Greece, between Vienna, Sydney and Switzerland. The film employs a broady media-archeological array in a form of letter writing: from first color home movies to video and digital cell phone images and skype. The family recordings are telling of various lives and lifepaths from the 20th century. But they also speak to the medium of film as a tool of everyday life, to a function of bridging distances that came to make the “family of man” possible as a community, its biographies increasingly marked by migratory patterns.