100 Lights / 100 Faces - Idit Shlanger from Israel
While still in school, Idit Shlanger was profoundly interested to occupy herself with Germany on a factual basis – no matter of course for an Israeli girl whose grandfather's family died in the holocaust. She visited Germany for the first time in the course of a student exchange programme. Later on, she studied German philology and spent 4 semesters abroad in Freiburg. When her partner at the time took on a job with Siemens, she clearly agreed to accompany him.
Today, Idit Shlanger lives in Duisburg where she started pursuing her MBA. Yet her future has not fully been set into stone.
100 lights / 100 faces reflects the social, historical, and multicultural reality of the Ruhr Metropolis. The variety and complexity of questions concerning the topic of migration, influencing this region extremely, are the subject of this narration.
Mischa Kuball visits more than 100 persons and families of more than 100 nationalities between Duisburg and Dortmund. They talk about migration, about their lives. These encounters take place in their private surroundings - a photographer and a documentary filmmaker accompany Mischa Kuball.
During those interviews, a lamp designed by Mischa Kuball serves as a symbol of exchange. It illuminates the private room, a "twin" of the lamp with a documentary photo attached to it is exhibited. Thus, private and public room, art and reality, intertwine.
The result of this communication process will be made accessible for an international audience. Communication media and networks are the prerequisites for exchange and encounter.