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Jörg Jeshel & Brigitte Kramer – Passion – Last Stop Kinshasa

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Feb 25, 2016
Feb 25, 2016
Segal Theatre

Photo courtesy of the artists

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Jörg Jeshel & Brigitte Kramer – Passion – Last Stop Kinshasa (Germany, 2009)
90 minutes | Segal Theatre (70 seats)
French with English subtitles

Alain Platel’s les ballets C de la B was founded in 1984. The company keeps to its principle of enabling artists from various disciplines and backgrounds to take part in a dynamic creative process.

les ballets C de la B was on tour for one year with the piece, pitié!, from director Alain Platel and musician Fabrizio Cassol. The tour took them to major capital cities including Berlin, Paris, and Tokyo. After more than 100 performances, pitié! concluded in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of The Congo. Following several years of unrest and political instability, the country is aspiring to new cultural horizons.

For filmmakers Jörg Jeshel and Brigitte Kramer, this was the starting point for the documentary Passion – Last Stop Kinshasa. The film is a documentary that focuses not only on the breathtaking show, but on the reactions in Congo as well.

Co-producers: Arte/ZDF


Jörg Jeshel & Brigitte Kramer

(L)Brigitte Kramer (R) Jörg Jeshel. Photo courtesy of the artists

Jörg Jeshel (b. 1943, Berlin), cinematographer for features, TV films, series, documentaries and music videos. He has worked with Andres Veiel, Markus Imhoof, Sasha Waltz and others. In 1992 he won the German Cinematography Award for Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue and two Grimme awards – for Kopfleuchten (2000) and for Schwarzwaldhaus 1902 (2003).

Brigitte Kramer (b. 1954, Constance) has worked as a dramaturg at the Schauspielhaus Theatre (Frankfurt), TV-producer at ZDF (1980-1995) and film-curator at documenta X with Catherine David (1997). She is an independent documentary filmmaker. Her collaborators have included Ulrike Ottinger, Sasha Waltz, Bette Gordon, Beth. B., and others. Kramer and Jeshel have made many dance- and musicfilms together. They co-run a production company in Berlin called nachtaktivfilm.