Trivia question: What’s the connection between two Canalettos, Venice and the town of Pirna near Dresden?
“Besides soaking it all in… the life, the laughter, the music, the scent, the language, the good and the bad, I helped the tour guide pick up the tourists at their hotels, made sure that everyone was following the unwritten favela community rules, and watched out that the tourists only took pictures where they were allowed to do so.” – Kay Fochtmann. See his photo exhibit at VHS and read the interview on LeipGlo.
People in Leipzig have been pitching in to help its sister city of Houston as it reels from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, amid a partnership that has lasted over two decades.
On our visit, my friend and I saw the sun set. The glass and mirrors of the Reichstag dome caught and magnified the glow. And as we peered down through the many slices of reflected light, we could see the blue chairs where Germany’s political representatives make their laws.
Discovering the gem “next door.”
How do you grab people’s attention in the competitive world of travel filmmaking? You can find out the answer from an intensive course held locally this month, as part of Video Summit Leipzig.