Germany 2020 23 min German and Persian original version with English subtitles
by Linda-Schiwa Klinkhammer
Script: Philipp Link, DoP: Philipp Link, Editor: Sophie Oldenbourg, Production: Gute Zeit Film, HFF München, BR, Producer: Max Scherer, Cast: Pia-Micaela Barucki, Arash Marandi, Sara Spaeth, Kirsten Block, Azar Shahidi, Julian Felix
West-Germany, 1971: seven-year-old Kimîa receives the gift of a Super 8 camera at her last Christmas in Germany before her family moves to Iran. With it, Kimîa captures the moment when her mother Hanna is astonished to learn that her husband has decided to send Kimia with his mother there in advance. German grandmother Hilde wants to stop them from moving by any means possible. Hanna now finds herself caught in the middle, forced to fight for her role as a young mother. MAMANAM tells the story of a young woman fighting for emancipation – told from a child’s perspective, filmed like an Instagram story on 8mm.
“MAMANAM is my mother’s and grandmother’s story. Or maybe it’s a version of that story with a different ending. Or maybe it’s my attempt to rewrite the story I wished it had ended for my mom.” (Linda-Schiwa Klinkhammer)
Linda-Schiwa Klinkhammer, born 1993, currently studies film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich. She has been producing her own documentaries for public television since 2014, when she and workmate Annika Franke founded “Franklin Film”. Today she directs and produces documentaries, commercials, fiction films, or choreographic pieces collaborating with different artists and colleagues. Her short film MAMANAM is her fictional debut.
Filmography (selection): 2015 NACH DEM ABGRUND EINFACH WEITER (documentary), 2018 DAS UNIVERSUM IN IHRER TONNE (commercial); AM SCHLUSS WIRD’S BUNT (documentary), 2019 ANALOG ASTRONAUT, 2020 MAMANAM (short film)