Interview with Bernhard Hetzenauer: Like film, memory is always a construction

by Dagmar Weidinger, ICARUS

Bernhard Hetzenauer. © Viktoria Milovanovic  Nothing but an ordinary office job … for his work Bernhard Hetzenauer travels across Southern America. Most of his films are set in Ecuador and Mexico.

In his 90-minute documentary film, Bernhard Hetzenauer has captured the life of Vera Kohn, a Jewish woman who emigrated from Prague to Quito. The work on the oral history portrait of the 98-year old psychotherapist and zen master took four years. In its course, he also collected archival material in Ecuador and the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. In an interview with “insights”, Hetzenauer talks about how the filmmaker’s perspective can complement that of the historian.
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Dagmar Weidinger

Dagmar Weidinger. © Markus Ladstaetter

Dagmar Weidinger is a trained art historian. She has studied at the Universities of Vienna, London (UK) and Tours (F). After her PhD she has worked as a curator, lecturer and journalist, writing for various national and international newspapers and magazines. She joined ICARUS in 2014 taking over the press and public relations activities as well as working on the „insights“-magazine together with Kerstin Muff.