Nora loves wasps and hates piano music. And she is going to die soon. This is what the doctors say, but Nora just seems to stay alive – despite her physical and mental disabilities, she now turned 30, outliving her loving mother and grandmother. She has never realized their death – her brother, however, makes a film about the loss and seems to be closer to his sister than he realizes himself. Five-year lifespan condensed into, 70 minutes, this portrait traces the dramatic changes in this once lively family as Nora’s cheerful character remains unaware of it all and happy all the same.
Best Full Length Documentary | International Disability FF “Breaking Down Barriers”, Moscow, Russia, 2010
CAST & CREW
Tamara Trampe, Hans-Georg Ullrich, Thomas Lauterbach
Director of Photography
Ralf Meyer-Wilmes, Tina Katrin Ulrici
Martin Jabs, Patrick Protz
Born 1978, Brazil. After having lived in Germany and the USA, Martin Jabs started making films in Berlin. He enrolled in documentary filmmaking courses at the Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg and finished his studies in 2007 with Coffee Faces, a documentary that has been aired six times on television networks worldwide. He also works as a translator and photographer for a charitable foundation.
Melody of a Children’s Ballet (2004), Like Hope (2005), Hunger (2006), Schwarzenberg (2007), Coffee Faces (2008), Stimmen (2008), Nora Is Still Alive (2010)