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Work in progress …
Envisioning our way forward
This film project is an essayistic film documentary that addresses the following questions:
What has happened to our world in the last 50 years?
What does it mean to look into the future as a woman, looking at the results of history: Climate change, poverty, disease and social decay?
Is there perhaps a totally different way of connecting to life, to each other, to nature? Is it a more „female“ way, or just a „human“ way that has not manifested yet?
The plot of the film will be partially biographical, partially poetic, looking at the past, present and future in a non-linear and timeless way with the question: What does it mean to become a „(wo)man“ / „human“ in our world and what does the world need from us right now?
This film is not only aimed at women…
that is growing at the moment
Renata Keller | Director and Camera
Renata Keller is a filmmaker and dialogue facilitator based in Berlin and Switzerland. She has worked in visual arts for over thirty years. With a master’s degree in Applied Imagination at University of Arts in 2006, Renata went on to study documentary filmmaking in London. Renata’s lifelong pursuit of philosophical and spiritual questions, along with her interest in women’s development, led her to Gerda Lerner’s work and inspired the creation of Why Women Need to Climb Mountains (2016).
In the film True Healing Arises in Freedom (2019) she accompanies the Biochemist Dr. Roger Kalbermatten in his research about the nature of healing plants and their relationship with us humans. Her meeting with Vimala Thakar and her questions about the values of our times has led her to work on the current film In the Fire of Dancing Stillness. Until 2018 she was the CEO and art director of the German philosophical quarterly magazine ‘evolve‘. She ran various Salons in Berlin and gives dialog seminars worldwide. www.verticalimpulse.com.
Foto: Ursula Morgenthaler
Romaine Imboden | Editor and Camera
Born and raised in Valais, I decided to complete the preliminary design course at the Lucerne University of Design and Arts after finishing my hotel apprenticeship. Afterwards I studied film and successfully graduated with a focus on editing. Since graduating, I have been working on various film projects as an assistant editor and editor, which is how I got to know Renata, for which I am very grateful.
I am a communicative, fun-loving person, rarely in a bad mood and I always strive to improve myself. I like to spend my free time with my friends, my family and my dog, do yoga or dance, travel, but also enjoy time alone to read a good book or play the guitar.
For me, values like joy in life, gratitude, balance and empathy are of great importance. I am very much looking forward to the creative collaboration with Renata and am excited about what the future holds for me.