• Waiting for the Summers Return

    Waiting for the Summers Return

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  • Waiting for the Summers Return

    Waiting for the Summers Return

    license film
  • Waiting for the Summers Return

    Waiting for the Summers Return

    license film

Waiting for the Summers Return

a film by Barbara Lubich, Michael Sommermeyer

Waiting for the Summers Return

Germany | 2017 | 96:00 min

Original Title:
WANN WIRD ES ENDLICH WIEDER SOMMER?

Content Categories

Documentary Music film
Synopsis
Dresden in summer 2015: Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West – PEGIDA – march through the center of the city while in the outskirts thousands of refugees move into makeshift camps. Banda Communal, a brass band from Dresden, started to give welcoming concerts there and to welcome refugee musicians. Banda Communal becomes Banda International.
The documentary follows the musicians throughout one year – from being an integration project to a band celebrated throughout Germany.

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Ever since Pegida sprang up there has been resistance – colourful, loud and sometimes rhythmic. The rhythms of the counter-protests were often set by the local protest brass band “Banda Comunale”, who formed when the aim was to re-conquer the streets of Dresden, Freital or Clausnitz. But soon the musicians were no longer satisfied with being always “against”. They emancipated themselves from the manic defenders of the occident, started to play more gigs in refugee reception camps and shelters, and it didn’t take long until musicians from Syria, Burkina Faso, Palestine, Iraq and Iran joined the original combo of eleven and it became the “Banda Internationale”.
Barbara Lubich and Michael Sommermeyer followed the band at gigs and rehearsals, but also in their daily life between flat shares and reception camps. The result is a film that shows that an “against” can yield something new, strong and original. It’s only logical then that “Banda Internationale” are no longer just accompanying protests and asylum seekers but also performing in prisons (whose inmates are predominantly German) and at the renowned Heimatsound festival in Oberammergau. One of the band’s greatest hits, by the way, is the German 1970s pop song that gave the film its title, performed by Ezé Wendtoin from Burkina Faso. (Luc-Carolin Ziemann)

Festivals/Awards
DOK Leipzig
Cast and Crew
  • Director Barbara Lubich, Michael Sommermeyer
  • Director of Photography Michael Sommermeyer, Barbara Lubich, Ralf Jakubski
  • Sound Nikolaus Woernle, Ansgar Frerich
  • Score Banda Internationale
Original Languages

German

English

Production Company
hechtfilm - Filmproduktion UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Riesaer Str. 32, 01127 Dresden

Phone: +49 0351 2542961

info@hechtfilm.de
http://www.hechtfilm.de
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