8 Cent Leben

8 Cent L

by Helge Schmidt and Jonas Woltemate

concept and direction
Helge Schmidt, Jonas Woltemate


Michael Räthke

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In this multidimensional video installation, the spectator follows bottle collector Michael Räthke on his daily route from the Schanzenviertel to St. Pauli in Hamburg. The striking conversation with the 70­year­old pensioner raises some questions: how does it feel to rummage around in the garbage for the first time for a few cents? Who decides what a person needs to live? How much poverty does a society want to afford?




Film installation
Guest Performance Lichthof-Theater Hamburg


Duration 25 minutes, no intermission

1st And 2nd February 2020, Thalia Gauß (Garage)


On 2nd February after the screening:

„Das (andere) Ende der Wegwerfgesellschaft“

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Filmstill "8 Cent Leben"Filmstill "8 Cent Leben"