Barbara Eder - Director

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Biography:
Barbara Eder was born in Eisenstadt, Austria in 1976. In 1994 she did a student exchange year in Brownsville, Texas, on which she based her film INSIDE AMERICA (2010). Previous to that she studied film directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and made numerous short films like SLEEPLESS (2002), TOD, TEUFEL & KOMMERZ (2004) and short documentaries including HIMMEL, HÖLLE, ROSENKRANZ (2005) and HARALD SERAFIN AUF HOHER SEE (2006).
INSIDE AMERICA is her first long feature film.

Filmography:
2008   hianznordsüd (Short Documentary)     
2006   Harald Serafin auf Hoher See (Short Documentary)
2005   Himmel, Hölle, Rosenkranz (Short Documentary)
2004   Tod, Teufel & Kommerz (Short Fiction)
2002   Sleepless (Short Fiction)

Statement:
Austrian director and writer Barbara Eder lived in Brownsville and attended Hanna High School when she was 17. Many of her teenage friends are not alive anymore. They have become victims of violent crimes or have died on overusing drugs. Barbara knows what it means to live in Brownsville. She knows the people and their tragedies. Telling their stories has become an indispensable mission for her. Or, like someone from Brownsville said: “ It was about time somebody made a story on us”. With this movie, based upon true stories, she tells a story, which she has witnessed herself. 

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