THE DAY WE DANCED ON THE MOON
Documentary | DE (2011) | 11min
A film that takes us from the side of mental illness with great tact, respect, empathy for people who are filmed. A film challenging our prejudices, showing us how the line between the mentally ill people and the supposedly „normal“ is fragile. A film about what connects us to one another. A film that shows how the real and the imaginary are closely entwined.
Nicolas Philibert, Director „Être et Avoir“
On Ireland’s rugged West Coast, a reggae band from London make their way to play in an arts festival. Long-term mental health sufferers, they share their tales of psychosis, the wrestling between reality and an imaginary world which can seem all too real. We might all have our day on the moon, but sooner or later we will all come crashing down to earth.
Writer / Director: Tristan Daws
Editor: Alice Powell
Sound: Peter Carstens
Sound Design: Niklas Kammertöns
Music: Dominik Sprungula
Producer: Vanessa Temps
Production: Stefan Kloos, Kloos & Co Medien GmbH
Finalist for the Berlin Today Award 2011 – Berlinale 2011
Winner of Shooting People’s Best Film (April 2012) – as judged by Nicholas Philibert