Mark Simon

Photographer, Filmmaker, Instructor

mark@simon-mark.com

1000 Stories
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Mark Simon and Florian Thalhofer have started their film journey, on the road in Germany and the US. They will be traveling and filming for 30 days, simultaneously uploading the finished works onto a site provided by the Goethe Institute in New York and MySpace. You can follow their filmmaking adventures at www.1000stories.com or www.1000stories.de. Supported by Goethe Institute New York and BMW.
 
Website: www.1000stories.com
Gay and Happy?
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Four groups, young and Queer, meet in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to attend a theater workshop. They are Italians, Germans, Argentineans and Brazilians. Together, for 10 days, they will create theater, play soccer, dance Samba, party and explore the life of Gay Brazilians. By learning about each other and the problems faced in their respective countries, they may bring home not only new relationships and expanded horizons but perhaps new mechanisms to deal with discrimination and abuse at home.
 
Director: Mark Simon
Producer: Magdalena Scharf
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Albert Einstein: How I See the World
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Einstein's theories changed the modern world. He was also, however, a great humanist, occupied by the enormous political dramas of his day. This film explores Einstein, the man.
 
PBS American Masters
Editor: Mark Simon
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Terezin Diary
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Terezin or Theresienstadt was a transit camp for Jews on their way to the death camps. It also served as a Potemkin Village to disguise the mistreatment and Genocide being perpetrated on the Jews. Astoundingly, a degree of cultural life was permitted there. This film explores this barbaric place and attempts to come to terms with its many contradictions.
 
Editor: Mark Simon
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