An Austrian woman, whose years in Israel have an important impact on her life. Five friends, who couldn't be more different in life experience and view of the world and who are connected only by their friendship with Birgitta.
From Muhammad, in Palestinan resistance since his childhood, to Noah, holocaust survivor and conservative Zionist. A meeting, a “naive” plan - “Birgitta's Friends”,
a documentary film by Christian Kogler (E-Mail).
80 secondary school students from Steyr saw „Birgitta’s Friends“ in a special screening on April 27th. Great film talk afterwards!
A statement from one of the teachers via the contact form:
Vielen Dank für diesen außergewöhnlichen Film Birgitta's Friends! Ich bereise Israel immer wieder, wohl in der Hoffnung, dass sich dieser „Knoten, den man im Kopf hat”, sich einmal löst. All diese Narrative zu zeigen, ohne zu werten und auch das Scheitern einzugestehen...wirklich stark. Auch für meine SchülerInnen. Vielen Dank!
There is a full episode of the film-podcast with interesting facts about “Birgitta's Friends”.
Also available on Apple Podcast and Spotify.
Thank you, Filmfestival Freistadt, for letting us being part in your great event!
We are very happy about the great success of the world premiere of “Birgitta's Friends” at the Crossing Europe Film Festival! The audience in a full house obviously enjoyed our film and we had an exiting and engaging film talk afterwards. Thank you Crossing Europe for this great opportunity!
Look behind the scenes on our filmmaking experiences page!
Christian Kogler, Eric Schirl
Sound concept and mixing:
Post Production Colour:
The “Birgitta's Friends“ project would not have been possible without a lot of support:
Birgitta Kogler, Noah Stern, Bob Mark, Michal Mark, Sigalith, Muhammad Jaradat, Ingrid Jaradat, Tomer Blayer, Christoph Haderer, Roland Freinschlag, Natalie Halla
, Josef Kogler, Noah Kogler, Eva Thue-Vold, Wendy Reid, Margit und Erich Maunz, Markus Vorauer, Maria Scheller
Our “Kickstarter” crowdfunding campaign was successful.
Thanks to our financial supporters:
Hilde Weckmann Stiftung, Friends Associations of Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom (Germany
), Patty Ann Woods, Martin Wiesenberger, Hania Fedorowicz, Gernot Weber, Elisabeth, Lukas Voglmayr, Albert Pappenheim, Christian Wollanek, Sahini Hatixhe, Selina Kohl, Niklas Dutzler, Gebhard Donnenberg, Sergey Kochergan and all the others who chose not to be mentioned by name!