Documentary The Nicobars are a remote island group in the Indian Ocean. Their inhabitants have lived for the last 900 years with virtually no contact to the outside world – until the tsunami in December 2004 hit the archipelago with full force, followed shortly afterwards by a second wave of destruction: the flood of international aid. The well-meant support expelled the islanders from their pre-modern society into the world of the 21st century. Aid organisations left behind a society whose fundamental structures are broken. The film shows the uprooted inhabitants fighting to find a new identity.
Raphael Barth (*1971) worked as a journalist and director for ORF, before he took up a stake in Golden Girls, a film production company in Vienna. Here, he directs documentaries, commercials, music videos and short and experimental films.
Aftermath - Die zweite Flut
English, German, Hindi
Drei Farben Grün//FF2014
Germany, Austria, Ireland
OV with English subtitles
Arash T. Riahi, Raphael Barth, Michael Seeber, Sabine Gruber, Thomas Tielsch, Dr.S.Parasuraman, John Wallace
Uli Fischer, Philipp Pfeiffer, Simron Jit Singh, Denis Giles, Raphael Barth, David Späth, Dominic Spritzendorfer
Matthias Smycka, Alexandra Löwy, Raphael Barth
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