Und in der Mitte der Erde war Feuer

And There Was Fire In The Center Of The Earth

Vera Kohn, a Jewish woman born in Prague in 1912, fled to Latin America in 1939, where she built a new life for herself as a theater actress in Quito, Ecuador. The trauma of losing home stayed with her forever. A severe mental breakdown changed her life. The documentary essay tells the story of various encounters between the Austrian filmmaker, whose Austrian grandfather was an SS soldier, and the remarkable ninety-eight-year-old psychologist and Zen teacher.
Technical Data
Running time: 78
Format: 16 mm, Super 8 and digital
Screen ratio: 16:9
Language spoken: German, Spanish
Production year: 2013
Contact: Bernhard Hetzenauer
Jagdschloßgasse 79/25
1130 Vienna – Austria
tel +43 650 918 21 21
Writer(s): Bernhard Hetzenauer
Cinematography: Diego Arteaga, Bernhard Hetzenauer, François Laso
Editing: Bernhard Hetzenauer, Amparo Mejias
Producers: Bernhard Hetzenauer