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Eva Stotz

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Eva Stotz was born in 1979 in the southern part of Germany. After finishing school, she furthered her studies with a one year’s course in French & Cinéma in Montpellier. After various assistance jobs in the film industry, Eva shot her first short fiction film in France, L'après-midi. In 2001 Eva Stotz began her director studies at the German Film- and Television School Berlin (dffb).

Following a variety of short fiction films, she turned her concentration more and more towards documentaries, and in 2004 she shot her first feature-length documentary in Romania. Earth In Your Hand is a reflection of the term "homeland" on the basis of daily life of a German minority group in Transylvania. This was followed in 2005 with Tempelhof, a short documentary shot at the edge of the airfield of the renowned airport Tempelhof in Berlin, about wanderlust and the fear of flying.

After that, Eva Stotz was drawn to Uganda, where she spent three months filming and photographing. In 2006 she became a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago and walked 800 km until reaching the sea.

During the time of the European expansion into Eastern Europe she produced a video diary during a relay race throughout eight European countries. The project Donaulauf follows the River Danube from its source to its estuary mouth. In 2008 she was invited as a talent to the Berlinale Talent Campus. Sollbruchstelle / Devil Hides In Doubt is her second feature-length documentary. For 2009 - 2010 Eva Stotz is planning a documentary to be shot during a 15 month trip in Asia, Africa & America. Her graduation film explores the issues of xenophobia and hospitality.

L'APRÈS-MIDI (10´, short fiction, Germany, 2001)
Warsaw Flow (3´, Germany, 2004)
Sollbruchstelle/ Devil Hides in Doubt (61´, Germany, 2008)
Haiku (3', Germany/Uganda, 2009)
Global Home (Germany, 2012)

Sollbruchstelle 01

Devil Hides in Doubt

Sollbruchstelle (Orig.) / 2008 / Germany / 61 min

Devil Hides in Doubt is a film about the emotional push and pull of work, its demands and absurdities, and the struggle for fulfilment.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

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A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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