A Quiet Resistance
“The main question is: Why do I want to be free? What needs to be different?” Erika and Christine have been a couple for more than 40 years. Today, at the age of 81, they look back on living through a turbulent time in history. “A Quiet Resistance” is a film about love and aging, autonomy, art and collectivity in freely created art spaces within the GDR. The film does not hang onto questions of the past, but rather looks with Erika and Christine into the future: What role can art play in politically demanding times? How can they stay true to themselves, their art and their ideals? What meaning can art create, for all and everyone?
While working as a film director, Therese is a lecturer in Documentary Theory and Practice, last at London Southbank University (2018-2019) and the educational programme Cinema en Curs (2019-2020) where she worked on a short documentary with pupils. Therese is currently working on her second cinema feature documentary “Haunting Heimat”, a portrait of two Namibian women and their perspective on the German colonial heritage. For her research she received the Crossing Borders research grant by Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and Robert Bosch Foundation in 2019.
Selected Filmography: Haunting Heimat (in production), A Quiet Resistance (Im Stillen laut, 2019), Mr. and Mrs. Dettmann (Herr und Frau Dettmann, 2018), All Points North (2013)
Selected Filmography: Haunting Heimat (in production), A Quiet Resistance (2019), Mr. and Mrs. Dettmann (2018), All Points North (2013)