This Is How I See, How I Remember My World

DCP, 159 minutes
16:9, colour, stereo

Hannah Arendt: Human community breaks down when it loses touch with truth.

Hence the attempt to find truthful images and sounds and to string them together. Unadorned. Without embellishment. No ornamentation. Not illustrating anything. Not misusing filmed subjects for anything that is not in keeping with their appearance. Let them speak for themselves, in their own way. Making their qualities visible. Because only in this manner can the true colors of those who are exposed to them come to the fore and be approached.

The film must trust in itself, be confident about standing naked and allowing others to experience its nakedness.

Michael Pilz

Everything you do, you have to do for yourself first.
Everything you think, you must first think for yourself.
Everything you want, you must first want for yourself.
If you are not connected to yourself – deeply connected –
you are not connected to anything (in this world).
That’s why you need to connect with yourself first and foremost.

Your eyes must be your eyes.
Your actions must be your actions.

 Your will must be your will.
Your fear must be your fear.

It’s about finding (!) a form that touches us, touches us from within.

 A form for the hearts.

From the heart.

Michael Pilz, Retrospective 2023, Vienna

Original title This Is How I See, How I Remember My World
Produced by Michael Pilz
Shooting time 2009–2022
Shooting locations El Hierro, Teheran, La Gomera, Vienna, Hengham
Cinematography by Michael Pilz
Original Sound by Michael Pilz
Original language Farsi, English, Spanish, German
Intentionally no subtitles
Edited by Michael Pilz

Austria 2022

Financial support

First public screening DocLisboa, Portugal, October, 2022

Distribution by Michael Pilz Film
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Phone +43.699.11336581