In Focus - Images of humans

Even as a child, Ulrike Korbach had a lot, or rather too much, contact with the camera. Buildings, beach chairs and birthday parties met with her mother's enthusiasm for photographing her daughter in front of them. Displeased with this position, she soon changed sides and became a perpetrator. First as a 10-year-old with a Super 8 camera, later during her studies she turned to still images.

Since 1998, when film regained the upper hand, her love has been for documentary film. Old friendships from her punk days, an open-minded approach and a political interest made it possible to create close portraits of people. Funny, touching and informative. What the films have in common is a basic attitude that listens. Without instructive off-text and staging, but with an observational view in the style of cinéma vérité.