Switzerland 1997. 35mm, colour, 90 min.


Kaddisch - a jewish prayer which children recit for their dead parents. "Kaddisch" - in memory of a man who was dropped as a child into this nightmare century and who, as an adult, has done his best to survive. "Schiwa" is the reunion after a burial at which the living exchange stories that are part of history. - "At some point it will be time to stand still, to linger at the cross-roads and inspect your slender provisions; then, hesitantly, to make your way home, aware that you are nothing but sand in the shoes of those who are coming." Gertrud Kolmar (1894 Berlin - 1943 Auschwitz)

DirectorBeatrice Michel und Hans Stürm
WithBàcs Ferenc, Serena Wey
PhotographyHans Stürm
SoundBeatrice Michel
EditingHans Stürm
MusicDimitri Schostakowitsch, Annette Rüegg, Claudia Vonmoos
CollaboratorsDaniel Ganzfried, Villi Hermann
Duration90 min.
Screening formats35mm
Shooting formatDVCam
Contact, World RightsBeatrice Michel
Konradstrasse 81, CH-8005 Zürich
+41 44 272 07 06
ProductionFilmkollektiv Zürich