Northern Syria. Hala, a young arab woman, flees her hometown of Manbij to escape the IS. After some months, Hala returns with women of the Kurdish movement to her hometown to help build a free society, in which women ́s empowerment plays a significant role. She encounters resistance on all sides: from the traditional, patriarchal society, her family and even her own liberation movement.
Supported by: Slovenski filmski center,Filmförderung Hessen, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein, Federal Ministry of Culture (BKM), Gucci Tribeca Fund,
Written and Directed by: Antonia Kilian
Co-author: Arash Asadi, Guevara Namer, Sevinaz Evdike, Jakob Krese
The history of the cremation of dead bodies as an experimental archive film about Germany´s age of extremes.
director: Antonia Kilian
2 channel Installation together with Hades Treptow: House of Cultures of the world, Berlin during the exhibition: Architecture and ideology
10 years after my father´s dead I am setting sail in the pictureless sphere of mourning and loss. With the narration of my family members, who don’t want to be filmed, I explore the collective memory of a traumatic experience though it´s traces in architecture.
Nominated for the “Golden Herkules” at 28. Kasseler Dokumentaryfilm und Videofest 2011
Welcome 2 Europe
Two groups travel illegally from Turkey to Greece to escape the war in Afghanistan and build a new life. The mother is explaining her little son that they are in the computer game GTA vice city. “Game” call the young men their attempts to cross the borders, while the border-soldiers wait to beat them up.
A short documentary about the summer 2015 in Europe.
director and cinematographer: Antonia Kilian & Jakob Krese
Willi-Münzenberg-Kongress first Price: "global rooms for radical solidarity”
A letter from Raqqa
Empty houses, streets, villages.
Where have all the people gone?
A time- and placeless film essay about the people’s memory in war.
director: Arash Asadi
co-author and cinematographer :
The Crematorium Berlin Baumschulenweg is separated into two parts. On the top level, a bright sacred room in which the funeral ceremonies take place and on the lower level, where the burning is absolved. Robot-like machines with long grasping arms care for the extinction of the dead bodies, so that no human contact with the dead has to happen.
director and cinematographer:
Antonia Kilian and Nike Arnold
2 channel Installation together with ashes to ashes: House of Cultures of the world, Berlin during the exhibition: Architecture and ideology
The friend (cinematography and production)
The film tells the story of Nino, a young immigrant from Georgia, who lives with her son Luca in Berlin. After being fired from her job as a waitress, she meets a mysterious Frenchman in a park in Berlin. He listens to her story and seems to be the only person who understands her situation. She progressively becomes a slave to the emotional state of his ideas and comes to the conclusion that the only way to heal her own wounds is to inflict pain upon someone else.
Director: Dito Tsintsadze
Cinematography: Antonia Kilian
Blaue Stunde Sehnsucht (Cinematography)
Die wöchentliche Wassergymnastik mit dem smarten Trainer André gehört zum Lichtblick für sechs Bewohnerinnen einer Seniorenresidenz. Doch diesmal passiert ein Missgeschick, der zu komplizierten Dynamiken zwischen den Frauen führt.