Saturday 6 November 2021
Hartmannbund film award for documentary about Charité
The documentary series “Charité intensive: Station 43” by the rbb has been awarded the Hartmannbund 2021 Film and Television Prize. The documentary filmmaker Carl Gierstorfer and co-author Mareike Müller received the award at the general meeting of the Hartmannbund, announced the medical association. The jury’s statement said the series
represent an “absolutely exceptional work” that is able to captivate the viewer “from the very first minute and involve them in what is happening on site as a silent observer”. It shows doctors and nurses from the Berlin Charité who are committed to their profession with maximum commitment. The reflections of the patients and their relatives, the nursing staff and doctors, made the ethical dimension of daily actions in intensive care units during the pandemic tangible.
The film director Tamara Trampe has died
The film director, author and dramaturge Tamara Trampe is dead. As Deutschlandfunk Kultur learned, she died at the age of 78. Trampe was born in the former Soviet Union. She worked as a dramaturge at DEFA in the GDR. After 1990 she taught regularly at various film schools, where she shaped the next generation of documentaries. With her partner, the cameraman Johann Feindt, she made four of her own documentaries. Last September she was honored by the Association of German Film Critics with the honorary award for her life’s work.
Andrea Vilter becomes artistic director at the Schauspielhaus Graz
The German dramaturge and professor Andrea Vilter will head the Schauspielhaus Graz from 2023. The Austrian “Kleine Zeitung” had previously reported on it. Vilter succeeds Iris Laufenberg as artistic director, who will move to the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. Vilter was head of the studio stage at the Free University of Berlin in the 1990s. She then worked at the Bavarian State Theater in Munich and was acting director at the Hessian State Theater Wiesbaden from 2014 to 2016. Since 2016 she has been Professor of Dramaturgy and Direction at the Art Academy Berlin-Weißensee. Vilter also works as a freelance dramaturge.
EU anti-Semitism commissioner receives prize from rabbinical conference
The EU Anti-Semitism Commissioner Katharina von Schnurbein was awarded the Moshe Rosen Prize of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) this year. She received it “for her great commitment to the fight against anti-Semitism in Europe,” said the conference. Schnurbein made it his goal to fight anti-Semitism and hate speech on social media. The award is to be presented to her at the 32nd General Assembly of the CER, which will take place for the first time in Munich from November 22 to 24, 2021. The organizers expect around 400 rabbis, religious leaders and political decision-makers from Europe, Israel and the USA to attend the gathering. The main topics are religious freedom, the further fight against anti-Semitism and extremism as well as the shaping of community life in the corona pandemic.