SHORTS IN COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY

2007 BEFORE THE TRACKS ARE LOST ON THE WIND

Directed by Renate Günther-Greene
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 15 Minutes U.S. Premiere
FILM GUIDE 2007 BEFORE THE TRACKS ARE LOST ON THE WIND
Six thousand Jewish people were deported from the Düsseldorf goods station in Germany between 1941 and 1942. The memories of the young Hilde Sherman-Zander, one of only a few survivors, fill the building once more before it is pulled down.
Female Director(s), Documentary
About the Director(s)
Renate Günther-Greene (b. 1944, Düsseldorf, Germany) worked in advertising before turning to documentary filmmaking four years ago. The Man Who Listens (2007) was nominated for the German Grimme-Preis, and 2007 Before the tracks also appeared in the 2007 Bilbao Film Festival. Recently, Renate's Düsseldorf-Theresienstadt 50 Reichsmark (2008), about the deportation of Jews from 1941 to 1942, debuted on German television.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Documentary
  • Year:
    2007
  • Length:
    15 minutes
  • Language:
    German
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    U.S.
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Historical Advice:
    Hildegard Jakobs, Mahn and Gedenkstatte Dusseldorf
  • Sound Design:
    Caroline Cochmus, Andre Weigel, Maciej Feicht
  • Director of Photography:
    Justyna Feicht
  • Editor:
    Oleg Tcherny
  • Assistant Director of Photography:
    Susumu Miyazu
  • Sound Mixer:
    Andre Weigel
  • Principal Cast:
    Claire Oelkers