Ruth Beckermann
(Austria)

Ruth Beckermann was born in Vienna where she also spent her childhood. After her studies in journalism and history of art in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, she got her degree as Dr.phil in 1977 at the University of Vienna. Since then she has contributed as a journalist to several Austrian and Swiss magazines.

In 1978 she (co-)founded the distribution company filmladen in which she was active for seven years. In this period Ruth Beckermann started to make films and to write books.

Since 1985 she has worked as a writer and filmmaker.

Films
Filmography
Arena besetzt / Arena Squatted
1977
Auf amol a Streik / Suddenly, A Strike
1978
Der Hammer steht auf der Wies'n da draussen / The Steel Hammer Out There On the Grass
1981
Wien Retour / Return to Vienna
1983
Die papierene Brücke / Paper Bridge
1987
Nach Jerusalem / Towards Jerusalem
1990
Jenseits des Krieges / East of War
1996
Ein Flüchtiger Zug nach dem Orient / A Fleeting Passage to the Orient
1999
Homemad(e)
2001
Mozart Enigma (The Mozart Minute 10)
2006
Zorro's Bar Mizwa
2006
American Passages
2011
Jackson / Marker 4am
2012
Those Who Go Those Who Stay
2013
The Dreamed Ones
2016
The Waldheim Waltz
2018

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