Heimat Is a Space in Time won the German Film Critics Association Award for Best Documentary in 2019 and is featured in this year’s special Docudays UA programme No Image availаble. An impressive cinema study of German history through patches of personal biography, Heimat Is a Space in Time combines voice-over readings of old family letters and diaries with documentation of actual urban landscapes and abandoned territories.
Stefan Neuberger, the cinematographer on Heimat Is a Space in Time and invited curator of No Image availаble programme Tatjana Kononenko will tell about relation with text and image in the documentary essay, aesthetics of wide shots and search for visual solutions.
Stefan Neuberger is a cinematographer and filmmaker based in Berlin. He studied directing for documentary at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. His work Heimat is a Space in Time with director Thomas Heise won numerous awards.
Tatjana Kononenko, born in 1980 in Ukraine, lives and works between Berlin and Tbilisi. She studied Media and Communication in Berlin and Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb). She has been working with video and photography on projects often dealing with the issues of memory and history.
A still from the film ‘Heimat is a Space in Time’.