IN HEAVEN, UNDERGROUND

THE WEISSENSEE JEWISH CEMETERY IN BERLIN

In the north of Berlin, covered with a primeval forest of trees, rhododendron and ivy - such is Weissensee, the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe that is still being used for burials. Neither the cemetery nor its archives have ever been destroyed – it is a paradise for gatherers of stories.

Credits

Documentary, Germany 2011,
90 minutes
Writer/Director: Britta Wauer
DOP: Kaspar Köpke
Editor: Berthold Baule
Sound: Felix Heibges, Garip Özdem
Music: Karim S. Elias
Line Producer: Karsten Aurich
TV Editor: Birgit Mehler, Dagmar Mielke, Hans-Günther Brüske
Producer: Britta Wauer, Britzka Film
Broadcaster: ARTE/rbb/SR

Awards

2011 Panorama Audience Award
Berlin Int'l Film Festival
2011 Honorable Mention
Jerusalem Film Festival
2011 Official Selection HotDocs
Int'l Film Festival Toronto
2011 Official Selection
Hamptons Int’l Film Festival
2012 Prize Jewish Motifs
Int’l Film Festival Warsaw

Official Website

www.imhimmelunterdererde.de

DVD

The DVD with English subtitles was released at Edition Salzgeber.

available at amazon Germany

CD

The soundtrack, composed by Karim Sebastian Elias and recorded with the Brandenburg State Orchestra conducted by Jörg Iwer, was released at Alhambra Records.

available at amazon Germany

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