Film / Discussion Worlds of Homelessness:


Wed, 10/23/2019

4:00 PM


Presented within the context of WORLDS OF HOMELESSNESS: DAY 2

Germany, 2019, 27 minutes, in German with English subtitles
A film by Jonas Reuter and Radames Eger.  

Radames Eger grew up in Brazil and moved to Frankfurt, Germany, with a dance scholarship. For years, the fashion designer has dedicated his work to those disenfranchised by the fashion industry: people without a permanent residence. With his multifunctional fashion the designer, who has experienced homelessness himself, wants to help primarily houseless people to protect themselves from cold and theft.

In 2018, in order to give the subject of homelessness a platform, he planned a tour through all German state capitals, in which he exhibited one of his designs, the “tent-jacket”, at public places. For three weeks, he and filmmaker Jonas Reuter lived on Germany’s streets and in homeless shelters. The film portrays Eger’s work and their journey and tries to give a voice to those, who are otherwise unheard.

Jonas Reuter: I am a 24-year-old photographer and filmmaker from Germany. Born in a small village near Frankfurt am Main, I moved to the city during my university studies in Motion Pictures, where for the past five years I have lived among bankers and those experiencing homelessness. I love Frankfurt, Techno, and people. It was in a Techno club that I met Radames Eger, and after numerous lengthy conversations, our friendship grew. In 2018, we embarked on an unbelievable journey, which we documented in the film EX°ST.