Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr

The Sound We See: City Symphonies in the 21st Century

Thursday, 21 June 2012
21:00 Uhr

Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

In the fall of 2010, 37 youth from across Los Angeles, ages 11 – 19, bonded together to document the life, rhythm and movement of the city from their unique perspectives, joining their visions to create a complete 24-hour City Symphony. The filmmakers divided the day into its two-dozen hours, working in pairs to select and shoot locations that best represented each hour of the day (and night) as one minute on film. The result is a spectacular 24-minute trip through the City of Angels as most have never seen it before…

Learning, emulating and redefining the ways and techniques of past avant-garde urban documentarians, the youth filmmakers worked with 16mm cameras and black and white film.

Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr were invited to return to Rotterdam in 2012 to repeat the project with local youth. The Sound We See: Rotterdam was created by a group of 17 filmmakers between the ages of 13 and 42. Once again, local musicians created a soundtrack specifically for the film, which premiered on May 25, 2012. Lisa Marr will be available for Q&A.

Filmmakers Bio
Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr are filmmakers/musicians/writers/educators whose work is a catalyst for creative collaboration and positive social change. Originally from Italy and Canada respectively, they currently live and work in Los Angeles where they run the Echo Park Film Center, a non-profit neighborhood media arts center. As The Here & Now they travel the world, bringing movies and music to the masses.

Presented by guest curator Dagie Brundert and Klaus W. Eisenlohr


Lisa Marr at Directors Lounge

Program Details
The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony
DV: original format 16mm
28 minutes

The Sound We See: A Rotterdam City Symphony
DV: original format 16mm
27 minutes

Around The World With The Here & Now
DV: original format Super 8 with live musical accompaniment
30 minutes
2003 – present