A film by Uli M Schueppel

75min, col, DigiBeta, Deutschland 2010

Premiere: 39. Int. Film Festival Rotterdam ,2010

Festivaleinladung: 33. Göteborg Int. Film Festival; 21. Festival Cinema Africano, Milano/Italy; 13. Zanzibar Int. Film Festival, Tanzania; 7. Amakula Kampala Int. Film Festival, Uganda; Greek Cinemathek, Athens; O.F.N.I.-Festival, Poitiers; Centraltheater Schauspiel, Leipzig (German-Premiere in Cooperation with Int.DokFilmfestival Leipzig)

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The documentary essay film “tranzania. living. room” by Uli M.Schueppel invites the viewer on an atmospheric journey through interspaces of the imagination. The movie flows from the contemplations of a German child into the center of Dar-es-Salaam during the fall of 2009. In this process it tells the distance, the ditch, the space in between – but it also gives a view to the other side. A projection – from both sides. The opening up of the interspaces give way to another view, that is not so much on Tanzania or Africa, but a view that is coming from the inside.

As a kid in his German living room Schueppel got told stories about Tanzania. In the movie he asks people in Tanzania to describe their idea of this living room. On questioning these imaginary Tanzanian images and atmospheres of his childhood, he portrays in a parallel process people from Tanzania in their daily life, during their work or leisure, while in return they describe their imaginary pictures about a living room in Germany.

In “tranzania. living. room” Schueppel layers two oppositional topographies on top of each other. While the persons portrayed act in a public space, they open their private spaces describing the room in their imaginary. In this way rooms (“living rooms”) will be created in the mind of the viewers, which contact, overlap, or displace into each other.

Omar Ally

Emma Alex

Masha Salehe Hnge

Maiko Patrick

Joseph Moshi

Majid Ngolilo

Hellen Joseph

dala-dala driver
Kondu Suleiman

Raphael Msuya

Tukiko Agack Isano

Haiba Ali Suleiman

Telesia Losoki

Rev. Edward S.Mkole
Herbet Daudi
Evangelistc Assemblies of God, Tanzania

dance group
Simba Theatre Art
James A.Mbunju

Cosmo Schueppel

Huw Roberts / Otto Totland (Nest)

scenario, directing, camera
Uli M Schueppel

Ernst Carias

sound, mixing
Martin Fruehmorgen

Ansgar Frerich

post produktion management
Wolf Bosse
Matthias Knöfler

Pictorion Das Werk/Berlin

Nico Hauter

Mnyaka Sururu Mboro

line producer
Link Reuben

production assistante
Meg Muigai

production management
Susanne Mann
zischlermann filmproduktion

production coordinator IFFR
Inge de Leeuw

executive producer
Gertjan Zuilhof
International Filmfestival Rotterdam

goethe institut
Ulrike Schwerdtfeger

medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Teresa Hoefert de Turegano

special thanks to
Dr.Julia Eisele, Ndame Boxing Club/Jafari J. Ndame, Bastian Schreitling, Nathan Vanderpool, New Africa Hotel, Screenshot, Foto Braune, Andec-Film, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Bantzer-Nauermann, Barbara Schmid-Heidenhain, Mick Harvey, David McGinnis/Mute Song, Johannes Beck/Minus, Frieda Oberlin and Julia Basler/German Films for support


performed by Nest (Otto A. Totland/Huw Roberts) published by 5MM Publishing
© Serein Ltd

performed by Nest (Otto A. Totland/Huw Roberts) published by 5MM Publishing
©Serein Ltd

Cad Goddeeau
performed by Nest (Otto A. Totland/Huw Roberts) published by 5MM Publishing
© Serein Ltd

Far from Land
performed by Nest (Otto A. Totland/Huw Roberts) published by 5MM Publishing
© Serein Ltd

Far from me
performed by Omar Alley (Cave, Bargeld, Casey, Wydler, Ellis) licensed by Mute Song Ltd


supported by
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Goethe-Institut IFF Rotterdam German-Films

© schueppel-films 2010