Phantom fremdes Wien (Phantom Foreign Vienna)
A film by Lisl Ponger, 27 min. 2004

An experimental political home movie, based on Super8 material that the maker shot in the years 1991 and 1992. At that time, she roamed Vienna and largely filmed festive gatherings of an almost complete range of immigrant communities who had settled in Austria, but remained true to their culture, habits, language, songs, alcohol use and sense of humour. The traditional immigrant groups from Southern European and North African countries are in the spotlight, but also Western Europeans, such as the Dutch who are included in the film with a strange feast of Saint Nicholas. In the light of the topical debate about immigration, the film maker adapted the material that she once left out into an anthology that invites reflection and a smile.

Lisl Ponger
(1947, Nürenberg) lives and works in Vienna, Austria. She is co-founder of Sixpack Films and guest lecturer in art photography in Vienna.

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