A critical love letter to a country that needs to become a better place for those who have been making it a better place for years. The performative documentary interweaves dauntless positions and perspectives of People of Colour in Austria, asking: what is a viable stance towards a country riddled with structural racism and everyday discrimination? In speaking together, spaces and opportunities arise that enable one to take a position, to be empowered, to simply exist as a matter of course. Anna Gaberscik combines performances and interviews into a multifaceted portrait of tedious struggles, urgent articulations, and delightful subversions of identity ascriptions. A film about the complicated love affair of all those who live here and therefore are from here. By rendering complex interconnections, affiliations, and relationships visible, EDELWEISS holds up a mirror to Austria’s dominant yet fragile, and painfully white identity construction.
Director: Anna Gaberscik
Production: Triangle Studio
Creative Producer: Stella Radovan
DOP & Post-Production: Rezzarte | Reza Majdoddin
Camera 2: Sepehr Sarabchi Issa Heliz