Made in Queens
The film deals with the pop-culture phenomenon of soundbikes – fetishised bicycles converted into high-performance sound systems – which are linked with the tradition of block parties. As a product of a local subculture, through focussing on this DIY self-empowerment practice, the film exemplarily shows how new ideas in amateur cultures arise and are tested in collective processes.
Make Me Yours Again
A portrait of twelve people who talk about the connections between music, love and loss. In the centre stands the self-made mix, which provides an opportunity to speak about the love for and the sharing of music as a catalyser for relationships and friendships. The interviews highlight the significance of music in every day life as a medium of communication and means for social bonding – as a "soundtrack to life", which is interwoven with the biographies in an identity-generating manner.