film-roll Germany / Color / 7' / 2011

Illustrated by marvelous sand paintings, the film dives into the hidden world of Veronika. As a child she was certified by an IQ of zero, she is autistic, and multiply physically disabled. Nobody could imagine that Veronica has a wide-awake mind. Now, as adults, she has learned to make herself understood through an elaborate system of signs. She studies and writes stories. The film is a sensitive portrait of an extraordinary person and an insight into a world that is normally closed to the environment.

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Mark Michel

He grew up in a small village in Saxony, in Germany. Worked for several years as a freelance writer for the radio German public radio and as a filmmaker for MDR, ARTE and 3sat. Before that he studied in Jena, Leipzig, Bath (UK) and Toronto (Canada) Sociology and International Politics and in Weimar Visual Communication. Since then he has worked as a freelance filmmaker.

Mark Michel
Veronika Raila
Mark Michel
Anne Löper
Mark Michel
Wieland Reissmann
Ron Baines
Jay North
Gioacchino Rossini
Sound Design
Carsten Wilhelm
Film Cast
Cherilyn MacNeill
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