Shift simultaneously takes stock of and retraces the past. Salzgitter: A town where history deposits itself layer upon layer. The central theme is Gerbaulet’s family history, which is brought to life by records from the family’s private archives. A film that analyses and imagines. Accompanied by the punk rock of her youth, the cacophony of the steelworks and the roar of the motorway, occasionally interrupted by the cutting silence of the disused mines, where radioactive waste will be stored from 2020. Half-life: 24,000 years. 685 generations.
Awards for Shift
Preis für den besten Beitrag im Deutschen Wettbewerb – Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2015 | First Film Prize – FID Marseille 2015 | Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik 2015
Born in 1977, Gerbaulet lives and works as an artist, film- maker and curator in Berlin. She studied philosophy, media studies and fine arts in Braunschweig and Vienna. She has received numerous awards and scholarships for her work. Since 2014, she has worked as a producer with pong film in Berlin.
Films by Alex Gerbaulet
Schon Nachmittag 2009 | Gefangenenbilder 2007 | Datterode 2006 | Über Land 2002