A small community, dozens of cameras, ten days of film time. In the summer of 2019 a group of German and Romanian film students accompanied the inhabitants of the Romanian Cața (Katzendorf). The result is a series of five short documentaries that offer a realistic and sometimes intimate insight into the lives of the people there and their surroundings.
The project “Siebenbürgen in Bildern erzählt” ("
deu. Siebenbürgen, deu. Transsylvanien, deu. Transsilvanien, ron. Transilvania, ron. Ardeal

Transylvania is a historical landscape in modern Romania. It is situated in the center of the country and is populated by about 6.8 million people. The major city of Transylvania is Cluj-Napoca. German-speaking minorities used to live in Transylvania.

 Told in Pictures") deals with the documentary film as an instrument of ethnographic narration. German film students from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and Romanian students from the Babeș-Bolyai University 
ron. Cluj, hun. Kolozsvár, lat. Claudiopolis, lat. Claudianopolis

Cluj-Napoca (German: Klausenburg, Hungarian: Kolozsvár) is a major city in the Transylvanian county of Cluj in northwestern Romania. It is the second largest city in Romania with about 324,000 inhabitants.

 with an interest in film met in Katzendorf/Cața, in the heart of the cultural region of Transylvania (
deu. Rumänien, ron. România

Romania is a country in southeastern Europe with a population of almost 20 million people. The capital of the country is Bucharest. The state is situated directly on the Black Sea, the Carpathian Mountains and borders Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine and Moldova. Romania was established in 1859 from the merger of Moldova and Wallachia. Romania is home to Transylvania, the central region for the German minority there.

), where they formed joint production teams and developed a series of short documentaries on topics relating to the village.
The summer school project is a cooperation between the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Institute for German Culture and History of Southeastern Europe at the LMU Munich. It is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.