How to Breathe in Kern County

Sudamos – en luz – sombra – todo el día. We sweat – in the light – in the shade – all day long. California: Light and shadow. Living conditions in Kern County are determined by agriculture and oil production. Oil distillation towers stand in long rows spanning kilometres; a view of the workers’ conditions and their working day. And suddenly it comes, the night! Una canción de un mundo sin trabajo. Por un momento: respiramos. A song from a world without work. And for a moment: we can breathe. And then it's back all over again, the next day. A triad, a film like a haiku.
by Chris Filippone USA 2019 Spanish 9’ Colour, 2K DCP World premiere Documentary form

Crew

DirectorChris Filippone
CinematographyChris Filippone
EditingChris Filippone
Sound DesignChris Filippone
ProducersErin Semine Kökdil, Chris Filippone

Produced by

Chris Filippone

Oakland, USA

+1 856 9066896

World sales

Chris Filippone

Oakland, USA

+1 856 9066896

Chris Filippone

Born in Philadelphia, USA in 1987, he studied film and media arts as well as political science at Temple University and documentary film and video at Stanford. His films explore the intersection of labour, marginalised voices and contested spaces.

Filmography (short films)

2016 Scrap 2017 A View From the Window 2018 How to Breathe in Kern County

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Dates

Berlinale Shorts IV: Before imagination: reality
Feb 08 16:00

CinemaxX 5

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 080061

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Feb 12 21:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 120041

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Feb 14 17:00

Colosseum 1

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 140371

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Feb 15 16:00

CinemaxX 5

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 150061

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