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(BLOOD WE SAW, THE)

© Michel Links

How does time pass – waiting, hoping, fearing – after a long escape, in search for a little piece of future? A “container village” for refugees at the borders of town. A transit space where everyday life merges with memories and pictures of the past. THE BLOOD WE SAW explores this life in a state of uncertainty and gives a notion of how people there might feel. People who left everything behind and still cannot forget anything of what they’ve lived through.


Josephine Links was born in 1983 in Berlin. After spending some years in England and Japan, she studied European Ethnology and Film Studies in Berlin from 2003-2007. From 2007-2013, she studied Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Her films include the shorts AFTER THE YEARS (2010), EN CASA – AT HOME (2010), WE DIE (2011), WITH ME (2012) and THE BLOOD WE SAW (2016, Michel Links’s Master Class project at the Film University Babelsberg), as well as the feature documentaries IN THE BEGINNING (2013) and WHERE WORDS FAIL, MUSIC SPEAKS… ROOTS, FOLK AND WORLD MUSIC IN RUDOLSTADT (2016).
Category Documentary, Short
Year of Production 2016
Director Josephine Links
Cinematography Michel Links
Producer Isabell Wackers
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 13 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 Afghani, Arabic, Bosnian, English, German, Somali, Tigrinya
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital 5.1
Festivals Courant 3D Angoulême 2016, European First Film Festival Huy 2016, Warsaw 2017, Cambridge 2017

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