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High Maintenance - The Life and Work of Dani Karavan

OT: Dani Karavan

Barak Heymann // Israel, Poland, 2020
Documentary Feature // FF2021
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DOCUMENTARY Dani Karavan’s works are iconic monuments of memory. The film follows the sculptor on a turbulent journey and portrays a combative man who refuses to be forgotten. When Dani Karavan died last May at the age of 90, he left behind more than 100 urban installations, including the Berlin memorial for the Sinti and Roma victims of the Nazis. Two years previously, the Israeli had toured the world in order to visit as many of these structures as possible. But his celebrated works are often in bad condition – just like Karavan’s health. The artist reacts in his own special way: grumpily and with gloriously cheeky humour.



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Kindly supported by MARKUS TREBITSCH



BARAK HEYMANN (*1976) has directed and produced with his brother Tomer more than 20 documentaries. High Maintenance won the prize for Best Editing at the Jerusalem Film Festival.


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Dani Karavan

Documentary Feature

English, French, Hebrew, Italian


Israel, Poland


66 min

OV with English subtitles

Barak Heymann

Dani Karavan

Barak Heymann

Lukasz Konopa

Aviv Aldema

Shira Hochman

Alberto Shwartz, Jan Duszynski


Heymann Brothers Films

Vision House / Krzysztof Dzięciołowski

Barak Heymann, Heymann Brothers Films: festivals@heymannfilms.com


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