For young director Carolin Genreith, the choice of subjects for her documentary films is a very personal matter. Her 2013 debut film DIE MIT DEM BAUCH TANZEN tells the story of her mother and her mother’s friends who live in a village and decide to take up belly dancing. Her current project HAPPY takes a closer look at her father’s trips to Thailand. Following the split from his wife, he swapped his walking boots for flip-flops and now spends a few weeks vacationing in Thailand every year, sometimes by himself, sometimes joined by friends – all of whom are over 60 and divorced. He and his friends enjoy the best time of their lives there. His daughter is embarrassed by these trips, which are also a subject of gossip in their home village on the Eifel ridge. »Genreith is a sex tourist,« the men say, or: »He’s buying himself a wife now!« Is that so? Is this just about sex tourism? A taboo? Or are these trips really a quest for happiness? Genreith won this year’s ARD Doku Pitch with her idea for another project, GOLDDORF, about asylum seekers in a village in Upper Bavaria. The filmmakers will talk about all three documentary projects.
In cooperation with WDR Fernsehen and 1LIVE