Films with Students



All White People Are French

The childhood memory told by an African living in Berlin. These stories of african magic meet drawings on the walls of a prison in Berlin, where refused asylum seekers are kept prior to their expulsion to their countries of origin.


Short Documentary


12 min



Special Jury Award at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, Austin USA 2005



Supporting film of „Die Unerwünschten“, Regenbogenkino Berlin 2019

Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, USA 2009

Exhibition En Algún Lugar, Mérida, Spain 2006

Museo Nationale Reina Sofia alsTeil der Cine e casi Cine, Madrid, Spanien 2005

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York, USA 2005

South By Southwest Festival, Austin, USA 2005

Images Festival, Toronto, Canada 2005

Transmediale Festival, Berlin 2005

PDX Peripheral Documentary Experimental Film Festival, Portland, USA 2005

Videofest, Dallas, USA 2005

Natalfilm Festival, Durban, Southafrica 2005

Instants Videos, Marseille, France 2004

VIPER Basel, Basel, Switzerland 2004

Cinematexas Festival, Austin, USA 2004

Premiere at the Theaterdiscounter, Berlin 2004





When the growing hostility and negativity around Cindy (65) finally reaches the haven of her local nail salon, she decides to fight it with the magic of love.


10 minutes


Cyndi Williams, Khoa Tien Dang, Gayland Williams, Jacqui Cross-Williams, Nguyen Stanton, Tuyen Quang Thái, Manuela Rodriguez-Dantzler, Tiffany Nguyen, Gohe Tekeste, Michelle Lê

Writer / Director: Katja Straub
Director of Photography: Huay-Bing Law
Production Designer: Nazanin Shirazi
Editor: Gal Yaron Mayersohn
Choreographer: Ellen Stader 
Costume Designer: Colin Wilkes
Sound Designer: Brian Ramos

Producer Germany: Johanna Aust, FLICKFILM
Producer USA: Todd Ruhnau 
Co-Producer: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Production funded by BKM and Austin Film Society



Special Mention Jury Award for best production by CineFem Festival Internacional de Cine de la Mujer,

Punta del Este Uruguay










World premiere @ Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2019

Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg 2020

Dallas Videofest 2020

Achtung Berlin 2020

Internationales Filmfest Emden Norderney 2020 (canceled due to Corona)

Filmkunstfest MV, Schwerin 2020

Short Film Factory 2020

Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham USA 2020

VisioniCorte Festival,  Italy 2020

Cinefem, Punta del Este, Uruguay 2020