Just another way to share your experiences with others.
lebensweltfilm is a form of contributing to public life. While the world is a place full of challenges, the idea of reality seems to have lost its meaning in public discourses. lebensweltfilm is just another reminder that, firstly, there is a real world out there, and that, secondly, we exercise our responsibility by demonstrating perceptive power and performing critical judgment on what happens.
We dream of films that include documentary elements, but no less important is the intention to express thoughts and provoke opinions. lebensweltfilm is about taking a stand and inviting others to share it critically. In some respect it is work in progress. We intend to make films that are experimental and raise questions; they are asking viewers to continue with the movie in terms of developing its narrative.
There is some philosophy in lebensweltfilm. To take a stand requires reason, but lebensweltfilm is guided by the idea that reason needs to be balanced with experience and participation when it aims at contributing to public life. Rational, i.e. detached spectatorship helps to see things clearer sometimes. Our ideal, though, is the art of perceiving, understanding, and commenting on, reality by a view from the inside.
If you have lived in the United States and come home, it is worth looking back to your experiences in order to make other people see them as well.
A film by Claus Langbehn
15 min (b/w)
© lebensweltfilm 2020