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Alina Trebbin

Meet Me in Memoriam / 5 Min. Super 8, HD, Germany 2010 / English (OmeU)


Consuming images is a daily experience. Before learning how to read words, we learn to read pictures. But are we ever really able to reconstruct past moments depicted in foreign photographs that are someone's materialized memories? This short film wants to take a look at the limits of photography in reviving bygone moments to the eyes of the stranger who encodes images on the basis of his own memories and understanding. We add new layers of meaning to the pictures we consume and create our own truth about situations we were actually not part of but have become as their later audience. In this way, the strange viewer enriches the unknown photograph just as it enriches him, a process of silent exchange that involves more than just the sense of sight.



  • EMERGEANDSEE media arts festival Berlin 2011
  • Shortcutz Berlin 2011
  • AntropoFest International Film Festival Prague 2012
  • 11th Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival 2012
  • XXI International Festival of Ethnological Film Belgrade 2012
  • Regard Bleu 2012 – Festival for Ethnographic Student Film and Media, Ethnographic Museum Zurich
  • One with a Movie Camera – 1st Marburg International Ethnographic Filmfestival 2012
  • HBK-Filmforum, Braunschweig University of Art 2012
  • ETNOFILm – 5th International Ethnographic Film Festival Rovinj 2013