a feature documentary essay

I HEART BERLIN is a feature road movie documentary exploring eight different towns, called Berlin in the USA.

"I (HEART) BERLIN is more than just a road trip and travelogue of the U.S.’s Berlins – it is an encounter of Schiemann’s own history with migration, dislocation and relocation as much as a reflection on the importance of German roots in America today. What is more important: where you are or where you are from? I (HEART) BERLIN is therefore also a reflection on the concept of identity as well as on the large question on cultural‐historical roots throughout the world."
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Director: Anke Schiemann
Producer: Laura D’Asta
Camera: Martin Gooch
Animation: Jun Iwakawa

                        stills from the film 

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