Brazilian filmmaker Sandra Kogut (*1965) is currently a guest of the DAAD's Artists-in-Berlin program. Her work can be located somewhere between video art, documentary essays and fiction. In ADIU MONDE OU L'HISTOIRE DE PIERRE ET CLAIRE (France 1997, November 3), Kogut takes great pleasure in spinning the legendary love story of a shepherd – with the media savvy inhabitants of an idyllic village in the Pyrenees as her accomplices. Her attempts to receive a Hungarian passport as the granddaughter of Hungarian Jews and the painful story of her family are documented in A HUNGARIAN PASSPORT (2001, November 3). Her multi-award winning feature debut MUTUM (Brazil/France 2007, November 4) was shot using non-professional actors. Ten-year-old Thiago lives with his family in the remote Brazilian hinterland and is disconcerted by the adults around him and the world of deceit, violence and deceptive quiet they inhabit.