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Always Szene

Moen-Koey (Always)

Thailand 2006
Director and screenwriter: Sivaroj Kongsakul

Hörmann took over sponsorship of this short film, which was awarded the first prize at the international short film festival “Wie wir leben” (The way we live).

“Moen-Koey is a thoughtful and restrained film about dementia that is also unique and universal. It deals thoroughly with a sensitive issue through quiet humour and imagery...” (explanatory statement from the festival jury on the film’s selection for first prize).)

Regisseur Sivaroj Kongsakul

Director: Sivaroj Kongsakul

The 6th short film festival organised by ABM was a moving experience, thanks to an intensive exchange of experience between film-makers and the audience.

Excerpts from a letter from Karina Epperlein, an American film-maker, sent to the festival organisers: “It is really wonderful and important that you invited all the film-makers/performers and gave them the opportunity to talk to each other and with an audience. All this showed your care and respect for the people, which was also the whole tone of the entire festival. As a film-maker from the USA, I was very touched by this uncommon experience.”


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The spirit of the festival was perfectly expressed in the music clip “Difference is normal”

"Difference is Normal"

He comes down the stairway
To the right he turns
He knows where he is going
He knows where he is
He greets his neighbor
As if he sees him
But Shafic cannot see
Since 10 years, he wakes up in darkness
And in it, he eats and walks
Don't pity him, he knows the town
And has no need for you

Rana was playing around the house
Seek n'hide, and riding her bike
Shelling started, she was badly hit
Because of the war
Her leg was cut off
But she lives normally
She goes to school
She has grown up
She doesn't need your pity
Treat her like anyone else

Even in nature, it is normal
For things to be alike or different
But they are much in harmony
Even in nature, it is normal
For things to be alike or different
Difference is a natural thing
Difference is normal

We are all equal
The world is full of blind hearts
And eyes that can see
It is natural to be different
I wish that all my relatives love me
And I love them
We have to be open
Despite our differences
I hope to realize myself
It is my right to have my chance
I hope to live normally
I refuse pity

At my school, there was a slow boy
The teacher kept shouting:
"Saiid doesn't understand a thing!
I don't have to repeat!"
During the recess, Saiid stayed alone
Nowadays, he doesn't go out
Society has isolated him
It didn't allow integration
I don't know why
It must be a defect in our education
For every person born
In the world of silence
Inspite of this, learned to communicate
Learned to read and write
And now is teaching
Don't underestimate anybody's capacity
It is normal for us not to be alike
But it is normal
That war creates such differences
They are like you and me
No questions of unequal rights

Even in nature, it is normal
For things to be alike or different
But they are much in harmony
Even in nature, it is normal
For things to be alike or different
Difference is a natural thing

Even in nature, it is normal
For things to be alike or different
But they are much in harmony

Even in nature, it is normal
For things to be alike or different
Difference is a natural thing

Credits of the Clip:
Director: Rania Rafei
Cast: Ibrahim, Shafic, Ghassan, Ahmad,
Kholood, Hamad, Marwan, Mayssa und Hanadi
Camera: Nadim Sauma
Text and Music: Wael Kodeih
Song: Tina Assaf
Production: Tima El Khalil
Contact: tima@fantascope. com