Christian Liffers, script, direction and production
Studied theatre-direction in Hamburg and worked for several years as a director in German theatres. He has been working as a journalist for ten years and he has been working for the German tv-channel ZDF since 2001.
Selection of theatre works:
"KLINIK zwei/Pastor Ephraim Magnus" (Hospital 2/Pastor Ephraim Magnus)
by H.H. Jahnn together with the D.H.A.S.-Theatre, 1998
in the work group Barmbek together with the D.H.A.S.-Theatre, 1997
"Krankheit der Jugend" (Affliction of the Youth)
by Ferdinand Bruckner at the “Kammerspiele Paderborn”, 1996
"Straßenecke" (Street Corner)
by H. H. Jahnn at the HfbK in Hamburg, 1995
"Im Weißen Rößl" (The White Steed)
by Ralph Benatzky at ”Schmidt's Tivoli” in Hamburg, chosen by the newspaper “Hamburger Abendblatt” as one of the ten best productions in 1995.
"Der Gestohlene Gott" (The Stolen God)
by H. H. Jahnn, debut performance at the TIK in Hamburg, 1993
„Suicide commando, Tagebuch eines Selbstmörders“
(„Suicide commando, diary of a suicide“)
documentary, 31 min., Germany 2001,
broadcasted at the ZDF and 3sat in 2001-2004.
* “Medizin in den Medien” by the council of medical-journalists for the best medical-journalistic publication of the year 2001 by a journalist under 40 years.
* The „Lilly Schizophrenia Awards“
* A laudatory mention at the journalist award „Schizophrenie und Stigma“ by the Bundesverband der Angehörigen psychisch Kranker (German Association of family members of mentally diseased people)
„Dos Patrias, Cuba y la noche“
84 min, Cuba/ Germany 2006
is his second documentary
16:9 Widescreen, colour, stereo, PAL, Digi-Beta, original language: Spanish, versions with subtitles in German, subtitles in English, version with German voice-over.
Mirko Schernickau, Camera
Studied Film-Studies, Journalism and Cultural Studies in Marburg and Mainz.
Since 1995 he has been working as a camera assistant and since 2001 as a freelance cameraman.
More infos on www.schernickau.de.
Todd P. Mercuri, Editing
Did an apprenticeship as a photographer. He lives and works as a freelance cutter in Berlin.
Michel Espinosa Rodríguez, Music
Lives and works as a street-musician in Havana and can be found at the Malecón every night.
Holger Jung, Sounddesign
Marcus Pfeiffer, Sound and Camera assistant
Michael Espinosa Rodríguez,
Los Transes, Original music
Michael Espinosa Rodríguez,
Arquímedes Matos Oduando,
Ahmed Esponda Pérez,
Stefan Endrigkeit, Musicians
Marco Flick, Direction of music
Michael Holfelder, Grafics
Williams Sandoval, Assistant director
Diego Lobo-Guerrero Rodríguez, Narrator
Klaus Laabs, Translations of Reinaldo Arenas
Miriam Wetzel, Translations
Special thanks to:
Enrique Díaz Ramos
Jürgen Gebhardt - FreakyWebDesign, Wiesbaden
Naspa - Nassauische Sparkasse, Wiesbaden
Bewegte Zeiten, Wiesbaden
Tonstudio Zech, Wiesbaden
Kortz & Süß, Wiesbaden
and much more...