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Never Again

Mario Dahl

Kojoten Filmproduktion / Deutsche Filmakademie

In our story Lea remembers a summer day when she got caught in the execution of hostages by the SS. I I wanted to visualise the the fading memories and the fact, that the last survivors are leaving our world. The woman we hear is Eve Slatner, a witness of WW2. She was separated from her parents in 1939 and put on a "Kindertransport" to England which saved her from the National Socialists.

Mario is studying commercial directing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and will finish his diploma in 2022. After a Bachelor in film at a university in Stuttgart, he focused on directing commercials and short films at the Filmakademie. Two passions in particular have developed here: Humoristic films and cinematic storytelling.