Homeless New York 1990


1990/20136 8

17 1/2 min., color, DCP
Recut of the Film Black/White (orig. 16mm).

Director, producer, editor: Hans Scheugl
Camera: Jeff Hirschhorn
Sound: Thomas Szabolcz
Music: Ulf Langheinrich

Festivals 1991: Rotterdam, Figueira da Foz
2015: Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw/Breslau (PL) 2015

Black/White is a film about the speechlessness of those who make poverty on the streets of New York visible in a threatening way  and the concealment of a society that finds no answer and refuses to acknowledge what it is confronted with in a much too direct way. Yet homelessness needs a language in order to suspend its exclusion which has reduced it to virtual non-existence in public consciousness.

Hans Scheugl, 1990

In the late eighties social changes became shockingly visible in the streets of American cities – first and most of all in New York City.
Homeless is the view of a foreigner who confronts himself as a filmmaker with that reality and his own means of perception.

Hans Scheugl 2013 

Distribution: sixpackfilm, Vienna (DCP).

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