The Children of Babel

2016 | Documentary | 50 min | MA Film

Directed by Lena Mäder

Produced by unico film | ZHdK

Collection: Degree Films 2017

The Children of Babel - a musical adventure with Taymaz, Sofiia, Apsarah, Loghithan, Omar and Gabriele. Six children from Lucerne, with an immigration background, find a common language in classical music.

Runtime50 min
Year of Production2016
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP, HDCAM SR, QT
Aspect Ratio16:9
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shot onF5, FS7, Alpha 7s
Shooting FormatProRes
Spoken LanguageGerman, Swiss German, Tamilisch, Farsi, Russian
Available SubtitlesGerman
Director, Screenplay Lena Mäder
Cinematography Roman Hodel
Editor Andreas Winterstein
Produced byunico film | ZHdK
Leading ActorsTaymaz Khoshhall
Sofiia Marshall
Loghithan Ragusegaran
Omar Ab del Halim
Gabriele Zingone
Nicole Bucher
Graziella Carlen
Location Sound Engineer Salome Wüllner
Sound Mixing Gregg Skermann
Digital Colorist Ralph Wetli
Graphic Artist Mario Suter
Technical Support Postproduction Norbert Kottmann
Robin Wenger
Project Mentoring Sabine Gisiger
Co-Production Company Unico
SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Urs Augstburger
Financial Support BAK
Filme für eine Welt
Executive Producer Anita Wasser
Head of Programme MA Film Christian Iseli, Realisation Dokumentarfilm

Screenings

3. June 2017
Theater Luzern und Stattkino Luzern
Luzern
14.00 Uhr Babel Strings Konzert, Instrumente-Workshop und Film «Die Kinder von Babel». Anschliessende Filmvorführung im stattkino (Eintritt frei!)

20. May 2017
Stattkino Luzern
Lucerne | Switzerland

13. May 2017
Stattkino Luzern
Lucerne | Switzerland

6. May 2017
Stattkino Luzern
Lucern | Switzerland

3. May 2017 – 13. May 2017
DOK.fest München | DOK.filmschools.forum
Munich | Germany

19. January 2017 – 28. January 2017
Solothurner Filmtage
Solothurn |Switzerland
"Periphery" is nominated for the Audiance Award 2017