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).