Since 1995, Ruth German husband, filmmaker and founder of the Austrian archives witnesses to fill in the realization of their dream of Austria written history with "life."From the beginning, it is supported in its ambitious project of cinematographer Benjamin Epp and the playwright, author and researcher Tell Ekkehard Schönwiese. The team has so far recorded hundreds of hours of cinematic memoirs. Among the special treasures include the recording of AltösterreicherInnen who were born before 1900.The association "The Chronicler" was part of the project "Austrian Film Diary - The Chronicler: Contemporary witnesses remember the Danube Monarchy" was founded. It aims among other things "... the research and documentation of the lives of the people of Austria and in the EU in political, economic, cultural and social terms. ... The documentation includes the change in life circumstances in the past to present and future developments. "Under the umbrella of the "The Chronicler" collects, manages and publishes Ruth German man with the Austrian archives the eyewitnesses, captured on video, life, memories.
Of course there is the biographical narrative to the retention of memories, "it should not be lost. " But this detention has nothing to do with preserving or reconstructing. On the contrary. Life history narrative is an act of letting go, an act of liberation, an act of handing down, the Continue giving a release to carry on.