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Yenish Sounds

Yenish Sounds

Martina Rieder, Karoline Arn

Switzerland | 2016 | 1 h 34 min
French, German |
Subtitles: English
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Musician Stephan Eicher touts the Romani image and looks to his Yenish roots. His search concerning his origins bring him to the Grisons mountains, where his family once emigrated and partook in their legendary dancing music. The Yenish families have an unknown musical tradition that is very much alive; it breathes folkloric Swiss music, tickles the blues, bursts into song or revolts its way into punk. In this film directed by Karoline Arn and Martina Rieder, music shares the stage with a story of discrimination and persecution that reduced musicians to silence. A film about the secret behind a unique sound.
Director Karoline Arn, Martina Rieder
Script Karoline Arn, Martina Rieder
Artists Stephan Eicher
Sound mixing Kroline Arn, Dieter Meyer
Cinematographer Martina Rieder

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Martina Rieder

Martina Rieder

Born in 1972 in Bern, Switzerland, Martina Rieder studied graphic design. She works as an independent director, cinematographer, film and artwork editor.
Yenish Sounds (2017) ; Jung und Jenisch (2010) ; Müetis Kapital (2006).
Karoline Arn

Karoline Arn

Born in 1969 in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland. Karoline Arn studied journalism and became in 2002 an editor at Radio SRF. Since 2006, she’s an editor at the regional journal Bern Freiburg Wallis.
Yenish Sounds (2017) ; Jung und Jenisch (2010) ; Müetis Kapital (2006).

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