One year ago, the world was a very different place, and we were in Landsberg, Germany at the Snowdance Independent Film Festival. A few days later we would win the jury prize for Best Documentary. A year later, this Feb 1st, the film will finally be available for rent or purchase. Click here to order!
Beginning Nov 30th you can view the film (for free!) as part of the EU Forum on Restorative Justice’s REstART Festival. Director Desireena Almoradie, protagonist Kathleen Pequeño, and facilitator Annett Zupke will be on hand on Dec 3rd for a Q&A. Please register at this link for details.
We are very excited and happy to announce that our film has won Best Documentary at the 2020 Snowdance Film Festival in Landsberg, Bavaria. 350 films from 45 countries were narrowed down to 20 feature films that were shown at the festival, and from these select few, the jury chose our film with this wonderful honor! “Almoradie’s ‘little big film’ brings broken figures so close to reality that we transform ourselves into them, become their sworn shadow. ” according to the judges.
We have great news for the end of 2016! Nyneve Laura Minnear has come on board as consulting editor for To Germany, With Love. Nyneve was a Sundance Documentary Edit Story Lab Fellow in 2014 as the editor for the acclaimed documentary (T)ERROR which went on to win a Special Jury Award at Sundance 2015, and a Grand Jury Award at Full Frame 2015. “GIRL WITH BLACK BALLOONS” (Editor, Writer, Co-Producer, 59mins) was chosen “Best of Fest” at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2010 and won a Grand Jury Prize at DOCNYC2011. “THE LULU SESSIONS” (Editor, Writer, Co-Producer, 84mins), has screened at over 20 festivals worldwide, winning six Best Documentary awards. In 2011, Nyneve was named one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews for her work at Dan Rather Reports. We look forward to working with Nyneve in distilling the essence of the story we are telling in To Germany, With Love.
To Germany, With Love director Desireena Almoradie was awarded an Artist As Activist travel and research grant by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Through this grant Des was able to attend the European Film Market at the 2015 Berlinale, and most importantly, she connected with our newest team member, restorative justice facilitator Annett Zupke. Read more about the grant and the foundation here.