As “Golden G” is known on YouTube, musician Alt. There is, for example, the song “Der Wein”, which is a double-bottomed barrel. At first you think it’s a declaration of love for grape juice. But with plenty of humor and decent depth and rhythm, the lyrics lead to a synthesis you wouldn’t have expected. Pictures emphasize the humor in the text – from a little tchocherl to a grandmother with a veil.
His success was not in the bud. Twenty-five years ago, director Fridolin Chunoise made a short black and white art film with him and others: It Works. They were children then, with an uncertain future ahead of them, and dependent on intensive care. You can see an old man playing with a cassette recorder, and Haglitner reached out to his mother, and she helped him talk.
They are now in their thirties and have fought for their place in life. Schönwiese spends a lot of time with them. At some point, while turning the camera, Alt jokes: “What I eat, what’s my name, where my favorite porn is – you already know everything.” The documentary has nothing to do with the sensational lack of distance, on the contrary. Here people watch and wait – what the heroes want to show.
Haglitner, for example, works at ÖBB-Infrastruktur in the logistics department of a supervised workplace. Receives requests, runs a database, and has an overview of the container loading station. The supervisor helps him communicate, but he never “takes over”, but only supports when necessary. There is an assistant there on vacation in the North Sea, as well as at a sporting event in Denmark, where Haglitner successfully participates as a runner in the race. He is middle aged.
‘I wouldn’t have thought of that 20 years ago’
Alt can be seen in interviews attending a concert, editing his videos and performing live as “Golden G” on Facebook. In an interview with Scholz of ORF’s comprehensive educational editorial team, when asked what comes to mind when he sees the old Schönwiese movie and the new movie now, he said: ‘I wouldn’t have thought 20 years ago that I would sit in your own apartment now’, with 24-hour care , can and be allowed to live alone and self-determination. And I can do what I enjoy.”
The film also conveys this fun with Bräuer, who lives in the country, in a world to which many urbanites are no longer familiar. In his world, music is still played with “quetschn”; Then Berchten comes to visit him, teases him and lets him bother them. And he is at work everywhere: at home he cooks dumplings as well as in the apiary or picking apples, mediated by caritas. How does he describe his job? “Farmer? Apple picker? Apple host? Apple master!”
Mind expansion pictures.
Director Shunweze Schultz tells of the teaching editorial team how he came up with the idea for the first film 25 years ago. At the time, he was working as a government employee in a school with several children with disabilities: “The idea actually came from the fact that I couldn’t explain to others what I was doing in school after finishing civil service.” He wanted to show how much children muster the strength to manage their daily lives – because he couldn’t explain it in words.
Schönwiese has remained faithful to the principle of showing what words cannot explain with the phrase “it works 2”. He does not have to designate his heroes as heroes in the sense of positive discrimination. He is simply showing them respect by allowing them to do so. The film ran with great success in Diagonale. The catalog aptly stated that it was about “three cinematic images that change our perception and have the effect of expanding consciousness.”