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INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
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Head First


Head First


CATALOGUE TEXT
In the summer of 2011, Daniel dived head first into the water. This dive turned his life inside out forever. He has been a paraplegic ever since. Conjuring up a tempest of real and animated images, the filmmaker portrays his life with this extreme experience. Because Daniel may have a broken neck, but his will to live is unbreakable. And the wheelchair he’s in may seem like an all-powerful signal of personality, but it transports very little of who Daniel really is.

Ralph Eue
Credits
Original Title: Kopfüber
Country: Germany
Year: 2016
Language: German
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 11 min.
Technique: Drawn
Format: DCP
Color: Colour and B&W
Director: Daniel Thomaser
Producer: Lissi Muschol
Editor: David J. Rauschning
Animation: Anna Rosa Stohldreier
Music: Phillip Feneberg
Sound: Linus Nickl
Script: Daniel Thomaser
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