INTERACTIVE ONLINE DOCUMENTARY Germany 2016
Concept & Direction:
Delhi part: Annika Mayer & Jakob Gross
Kathmandu part: Roberta Mandoki & Jakob Gross & Annika Mayer
Camera, Webdesign, Grading & Mixing: Jakob Gross
Editing, Editorial & Executive Producer: Annika Mayer
Art Design: Jayakrishnan Subramaniam
Music: Vinay Goyal
FORMAT Super35mm digital 16:9
This interactive documentary offers an insight into contemporary everyday life of older middle class senior citizens in urban South Asia. It covers various aspects of ageing in urban environments focusing on the social commitment of older persons, their everyday life and social bonding, on their memories as well as perspectives on what it means to grow old in a city. Older people show their city and their activities from their own view and reflect on the changes they have witnessed. The heterogeneity of experiencing older age can individually be explored along different topical lines.
What happens when a young man’s transition to adulthood takes place during a period of violent social agitation? What happens to feelings like love and hate in times of personal and social changes? ABDO is a coming of age documentary that portrays two years in the life of a young activist in Egypt who is passionate about filming his everyday life and society. Through his camera lens he captures not only the fight in the streets but also his struggle with the questions: What is the meaning of his life? And what is left when the revolution is over and daily routine is back?
With the Egyptian revolution as background the film focuses on an individual story as well as it captures the spirit of the time revealing conflicts that are being lived through young people around the world.