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The Halfmoon Files & Day of the Sparrow

GER 2007, 2010, 187 min

From the director of the celebrated documentary REVISION

Synopsis

Philip Scheffner has created a distinct form of political thinking in his films that enables a redistribution of visibility and invisibility. He creates complex image and soundscapes, interweaves stories, and meticulously follows traces that constantly open him up in new directions.

DVD1: THE HALFMOON FILES (D 2007, 87 min, 16:9, PAL, Stereo) is a film on the complex relationships between politics, colonialism, science and media. A film about gaps, omissions and the construction of history. In short:
a ghost story.

DVD2: DAY OF THE SPARROW (D 2010, 100 min) is a political wildlife film. It centers around a country where the border between war and peace fades.

Films by the director Philip Scheffner also published in the Arsenal Edition 
HAVARIE 
REVISION & AND-EK GHES...

Awards and Festivals

THE HALFMOON FILES
Goethe Institute Documentary Film Award 2007, at the 31. Duisburger Filmwoche 2007
Film Award of the City of Duisburg, at the 31. Duisburger Filmwoche 2007
Best Documentary, at the Int. Independent Filmfestival of Mar del Plata 2007 (Argentina)
Prix des Mediathèques, at the Festival International du Documentaire Marseille 2007
Award for Best Documentation & Research, Memorimage Festival, Reus (Spanien)

DAY OF THE SPARROW
Klaus-Wildenhahn-Award of the Hamburg Documentary Week 2010
City of Ludwigsburg Award at the German Documentary Awards 2011

Credits

THE HALFMOON FILES
Screenplay, Director, Sound und Editor
Philip Scheffner
Director of Photography​
Philip Scheffner, Astrid Marschall
Translation 
Rubaica Jaliwala
Research India​
Manak Matyani
Sound Mix​
Kai Hoffmann
Produced by
pong
Post Production
wave-line Berlin
World Premiere
57th Berlin International Film Festival (Forum) 2007 
International Premiere
FID Marseille 2007

DAY OF THE SPARROW
Screenplay, Editor und Producer
Philip Scheffner, Merle Kröger
Director
Philip Scheffner
Director of Photography​
Bernd Meiners, Philip Scheffner
Sound 
Pascal Capitolin, Volker Zeigermann
Sound Design
Pascal Capitolin, Karsten Höfer, Philip Scheffner
Line Producer
Marcie Jost
Produced by
Pong Kröger Scheffner
In Cooperation with
Blinker Film, Meike Martens
worklights media, Marcie Jost und Peter Zorn
ZDF/ARTE, Doris Hepp
Founded by​
Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
Filmstiftung NRW
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Deutscher Filmförderfonds
FFA Drehbuchförderung
Werkleitz (Supported Artist)
World Premiere
60th Berlin International Film Festival (Forum junger Film) 2010
International Premiere
FID Marseille 2010

DVD-Details

Extras
20-page booklet
Language
THE HALFMOON FILES: German, English (partly original version with subtitles) | DAY OF THE SPARROW: German, English (partly original version with subtitles)
Subtitles
THE HALFMOON FILES: German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese | DAY OF THE SPARROW: German, English, French
Country code
code-free
System
PAL Colour
Length
187 min | THE HALFMOON FILES (D 2007, 87 min) | DAY OF THE SPARROW (D 2010, 100 min)
Aspect ratio
16:9
Sound format
THE HALFMOON FILES: DD 2.0 | DAY OF THE SPARROW: DD 2.0 + 5.1
Rating
with no age restriction