On April 18, 1945, the photographer Robert Capa took several pictures of the American Division in a house in Leipzig during the liberation from the Nazis. The series was published in Life Magazine and became famously known as the "Last Man to Die".
From Capa’s point of view and shot on the original site with origninal sounds, this film reconstructs the last minutes of U.S. soldier Raymond J. Bowman's life just before he was shot and subsequently photographed by Capa.
Germany / 2014 / 4 Min
Music: Kosta T feat Osaija-96, "Complect for..."
The Capa House in Leipzig became famous in 1945 by the Hungarian-American photographer, Robert Capa. His series of photos of the killed U.S. soldier, Raymond J. Bowman, known as the "Last man to die" - series, made Capa world famous. In FADING the events of April 18, 1945 become a tangible encounter through image and sound, and the film preserves a piece of world history.
|2016||Best Doc Award, Social Machinery Film Festival|
|2016||Road Map Festival, Salerno, Italy|
|IndieWise Virtual Film Festival, Miami, USA|
|FerFilm Festival, Kosovo|
|Social Machinery Film Festival, Salerno, Italy|
|City Crash - Urban Festival for Arts & Culture, Leipzig|
|Sächsische Kulturtage, Wrocław, Poland|
|KURZSUECHTIG Festival, Leipizg|
|2015||South Texas Underground Film Festival, USA|
|Sarmat Independent International Festival, Russia|
|Genius Loci Weimar|
|Erarta Motion Pictures Festival, St. Petersburg|
|2014||Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Prag|