|ONE MILLION STEPS|
|Cast: ||Marije Nie,
Ahmet Turan Demirbag|
|Crew: ||Editing: Gregor Bartsch, Georg Petzold - Screenplay: Eva Stotz - Cinematography: Carola Rodriguez Sanchez
- Music: Timothy Beutler, Meinhard Blum, Said Anzali, KardeşTürküler, Boğaziçi Jazz Choir - Sound: Turgay Uygur - Production: ronjafilm|
A tap dancer performs, while elsewhere people run from the tear gas of the police.
Two worlds apart ̶ if it wasn't for an unexpected opening in the floor, right in front of
the dancer… She decides to jump, and lands in the middle of the social protests in
Istanbul. The dancer witnesses the people's fight for personal freedom and living space,
and takes the opportunity to transform her dance into a statement of solidarity.
Eva Stotz studied Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. After
several short fiction films, she turned her attention towards documentary films. Her first
feature documentary film "Sollbruchstelle / Devil hides in doubt" was successfully
screened at international festivals (Visions du Réel, Viennale, DokLeipzig, Dokfest
München, TFF Torino, LIDF London), received several awards (Advancement Award
German Television Award 2009, Advancement Award Film week Duisburg,
DokumentART Award) and broadcasted on German Television (3Sat). She directed an
episode of the zero one international TV production “24h Berlin”. Her graduation film
"Global Home" (commissioned by German Television ZDF, supported by Medienboard
Berlin Brandenburg) has had its premiere at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas and since
then has been invited to many international film festivals (Raindance London, Planete
Doc Warsaw, Dokfest San Francisco) In 2013 Eva Stotz founded the production
company ronjafilm in Berlin. She holds regular international documentary classes and
tutors the yearly Harvard Summer School in Berlin.