HIWWE WIE DRIWWE – THE STORY OF PA DUTCH

FR, 19.07.
4 pm
KISTE

D 2019 · Dokumentary · 91 Min.
Director Benjamin Wagener, Christian Schega
Language German

300 years ago Palatians sought refuge in Pennsylvania. They brought their language and their culture with them to the New World which can still be found today: People of this region speak a mixture of Palatian dialect and English called „Pennsylvania Dutch“, they eat „Saumagen“ and chase „Elwetritsche“. The film accompanies Douglas Madenford on his journey through his homeland Pennsylvania and through Germany showing how culture and language have developped over time.

Director
Benjamin Wagener, Christian Schega

Screenplay
Benjamin Wagener, Christian Schega

Director of Photography
Benjamin Wagener

Editing
Benjamin Wagener

Score

Sound design
Björn Bretschneider

Lighting

Producer
Benjamin Wagener, Christian Schega

Studio
Calimedia

Director's biography

Christian Schega has been making films since 1995. In 2010 he founded „Calimedia“ – his own film and media production company. After his degree in media education at the University of Landau, Benjamin Wagener worked as camera operator, lighting specialist and cutter on many projects. His company „Cinewa“ produces imagefilms, features and individual projects. Both filmmakers have known each other for a long time and have now worked together on a project that means a lot to both of them.

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