In this cinematographic portrait of Swiss artist Daniel Schwartz, we discover an artist who has been scouring the globe for four years to further his new project focusing on melting and collapsing glaciers, While the Fire Burns. At the same time it sheds light on both the protagonist’s past and his work – a work rooted in humanist tradition and guided by a deep sense of history and understanding for the intertwined issues of our time. This film outlines Schwartz’s personal motivations, showing us a photographer who has been involved for many decades, and giving us access to the fascinating works of a man taking responsibility through art.
|Author||Vadim Jendreyko, Frank Vorpahl|
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Vadim Jendreyko is an author and director from Switzerland. His career began in the mid 1980s as an assistant film editor, cameraman, and operator. In 1986, he directed his first full-length documentary film. He co-founded Mira Film together with Hercli Bundi in 2002. He won the Swiss film prize in 2002 and 2010 with his documentary films Bashkim and The Woman with the 5 Elephants respectively.
Die Singende Stadt (2010) ; La Femme aux 5 éléphants (2009) ; Leistung am Limit (2004) ; Transit – Zürich Flughafen (2003) ; Bashkim (2002).