Year: 2008 Length: 00:04:40 Categories: Film / TV / Video, experimental film
Project type: Vordiplom
Pascale Killimann-Braun impersonates cinematic characters from specific movies to examine the ways that the mainstream film industry has depicted the physically disabled experience. She confronts the viewer with stereotypical portrayals of the physically disabled, playing the role of the hero, the burden, the curios, the victim, the villain, the laughable, the sweet and innocent, etc. roles originally played by able-bodied actors ""playing"" physically disabled people. A work about the media and identity. In the video, Pascale Kilimann-Braun sings the original theme song for the television series, ""Heidi"". ""Heidi"" is a children's story book about the life of a young girl living in the Swiss Alps. In the story, Heidi is taken away from her home in the mountains to live in the city of Frankfurt with a wealthy physically disabled girl named Clara Sesemann. Despite her severe homesickness, Heidi is forced to stay with Clara, and Clara eventually creates an emotional burden upon Heidi. Clara finally allows Heidi to return to the mountains, and when Clara visits Heidi in the mountains, she experiences a miracle and walks
Konzept, Kamera, Schnitt: Anna González Suero Protagonistin: Pascale Kilimann-Braun
Prof. Matthias Müller
Anna González Suero
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.