24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Sand and Blood
The film takes a look at the recent history of two Middle Eastern countries torn by war – Iraq and Syria – from the perspective of local residents who have made the decision to flee their homes and seek asylum in Austria. It’s made up of a montage of conversations with refugees and amateur videos and images from various social networks and online platforms depicting events in both countries. Sand and Blood links individual stories and histories which are intended to awaken a deeper interest in the topic. Instead of a political film, the director considers his work to be something like a painting or poem.
„A film that forces the viewer to question the very nature of good and evil, victim and perpetrator.” M. Krepp
Matthias Krepp (1987) is from Austria. He first studied comparative literature and history, and then in 2012 began studying at Film Academy Vienna in the atelier of Michael Haneke. He’s already made a number of short films, which he filmed in cooperation with Angelika Spangel (camera) and Magdalena Gruber (producer). Sand and Blood is Krepp’s first feature-length documentary film.
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|editing:||Matthias Krepp, Angelika Spangel|
|sound:||Florian Rabl, Joseph Mittermeier|