“THIS FILM IS SECRET” von CLEMENS WILHELM auf dem 27. Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival | 24.-29.10.2023

Für den Film „This film is secret“ von Clemens Wilhelm habe ich die Tonmischung übernommen. Zu sehen auf dem 27. Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival vom 24.-29.10.2023. Sounddesign Christian Wittmoser. Zum Inhalt:

THIS FILM IS SECRET follows a narrator on his voyage into a particularly dark moment in history, where humans tested the first biological weapon – the Anthrax bomb – on a herd of sheep on the “island of death” in Scotland.

Set in the time period of the ongoing Holocaust and World War II, this top secret experiment was conducted with the intention of using this weapon of mass destruction on Nazi Germany.

The narrator struggles with the implications of weaponizing bacteria, which opens a crack in his life and leads him to explore a cycle of questions of morality, ethics, and human nature.

All this is revealed in a stream of consciousness, as the narrator watches birds in a tree next to his balcony, and experiences the power and helplessness of the natural world being trapped inside his Berlin apartment during the pandemic lockdown, facing the invisible burdens of the past and future.

In the end, the birds offer a reminder of hope in apocalyptic times with the phrase: “Poo-Tee-Weet”.

22 min


Director, Producer & Editor: Clemens Wilhelm

Sound Design: Christian Wittmoser

Sound Mix: Tobias Böhm, bvft

Camera: Jan Martinec & Clemens Wilhelm

Color: Nicolás Rupcich

Music: Chris Zabriskie, Dragan Trajer

Narrator’s Voice: Elevenlabs

THIS FILM IS SECRET was supported by Stiftung Kunstfonds Recherchestipendium der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa