Vor allem aber findet hier eins statt: Der Austausch zwischen Betroffenen und Angehörigen. Denn Kommunikation ist am Schluss doch das, was dabei hilft, auch die schwierigsten Entscheidungen zu treffen, um eine für alle stimmige Lösung zu finden. We all share two things in common: having family and getting old. So it seems obvious that family will look after us in old age. Or maybe not? The web documentary «Family Ties» looks at the crossroads between self-determination and dependency, duty and expectation, burden and natural response. In three episodes, families ask themselves the question: What do we owe to our relatives? In addition to these short documentaries, further content can be explored on social media. But most importantly, this project shows how those concerned and their relatives engage with each other. In the end, communication proves to be the key to reaching even the most difficult decisions and finding a solution that makes sense for all.
In «Family Ties», the two graduates have created an excellent, touching and highly relevant web documentary. What is particularly impressive is how close they got to the people portrayed – and how they were captured on camera. Through a clever use of different social media platforms (including WhatsApp for an older target audience), a discussion has been set in motion which now also involves institutions who work in this subject area. Through productive and careful teamwork and bringing the SRF (Swiss Radio and Television) onboard as a co-production partner, a format has been created which deserves to be developed further and ought to interest traditional broadcasters as well. – Excerpt from the supporting statement of the Subject Area Cast/Audiovisual Media
«We all want to be well looked after in old age, but we differ fundamentally in terms of our exact ideas as to what this might look like and our individual options. Our age, health, marital status, the relationships within our family, our biography – so many factors play a part. That was also what mattered most to us: enabling an interested audience to immerse themselves in people’s stories while giving room and validity to a wide range of opinions.» – Charlotte Linsener & Erika Jorquera
«Looking ahead, I want to tell real-life stories, in a way that makes them special through the kind of storytelling I use.» – Charlotte Linsener
«My aim is to work in the film or media sector and tell audiovisual stories based on people’s lives.» – Erika Jorquera