Ruth Beckermann (Austria)

Ruth Beckermann was born in Vienna where she also spent her childhood. After her studies in journalism and history of art in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, she took her degree as Dr.phil in 1977 at the University of Vienna. Since then she has contributed as a journalist to several Austrian and Swiss magazines.

In 1978 she (co-)founded the distribution company filmladen in which she was active for seven years. In this period Ruth Beckermann started to make films and to write books.

Since 1985 she has worked as a writer and filmmaker.

Filmography

  • Arena besetzt / Arena Squatted
    1977
  • Auf amol a Streik / Suddenly, A Strike
    1978
  • Der Hammer steht auf der Wies'n da draussen / The Steel Hammer Out There On the Grass
    1981
  • Wien Retour / Return to Vienna
    1983
  • Die papierene Brücke / Paper Bridge
    1987
  • Nach Jerusalem / Towards Jerusalem
    1990
  • Jenseits des Krieges / East of War
    1996
  • Ein Flüchtiger Zug nach dem Orient / A Fleeting Passage to the Orient
    1999
  • Homemad(e)
    2001
  • Mozart Enigma (The Mozart Minute 10)
    2006
  • Zorro's Bar Mizwa
    2006
  • American Passages
    2011
  • Jackson/Marker 4am
    2012
  • Those Who Go Those Who Stay
    2013
  • The Dreamed Ones
    2016
  • The Waldheim Waltz
    2018

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