Docu­men­ta­ry Short Film loo­king for Pro­du­cer

„Guest Rooms“ is an inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry artis­tic pro­ject that aims to shed light on the untold sto­ries of immi­grant workers in the Ger­man hos­pi­ta­li­ty indus­try. Through it, we hope to bring to the fore­front the power dyna­mics hid­den by clo­sed kit­chen doors, well fold­ed bed sheets and silent cor­ri­dors.

The hos­pi­ta­li­ty indus­try shapes our city­scape. It defi­nes the food we eat, the sites we visit and the rooms in which we sleep. For many peo­p­le, it also is a dai­ly point of con­nec­tion with dif­fe­rent cul­tures. And in a mul­ti­na­tio­nal city like Ber­lin, the hos­pi­ta­li­ty indus­try is main­tai­ned by the labor of thou­sands of immi­grants. At a moment when a dan­ge­rous rhe­to­ric against immi­gra­ti­on is on the rise, our con­cept aims to ask a poignant ques­ti­on: who are the peo­p­le that are con­side­red pro­per “guests” in Ger­man socie­ty and who are the ones usual­ly rele­ga­ted to be invi­si­ble workers?

The pro­ject will be com­pri­sed of a art exhi­bi­ti­on and a docu­men­ta­ry short-film, pro­vi­siona­ly titled „Mari­et­ta“. In it, we will fol­low artist Lisa Vogel, as she rese­ar­ches the life sto­ry of her grand­ma, Mari­et­ta, an elu­si­ve Slove­ni­an woman who migra­ted to Ger­ma­ny in the ear­ly 1960s.

We are curr­ent­ly loo­king for a Pro­du­cer to help tel­ling this sto­ry. Feel free to cont­act us with any ques­ti­ons.

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