Gaya von Schwarze


Gaya von Schwarze


writer & director


Gaya von Schwarze was born in Jerusalem in 1994 and grew up in Tel Aviv. She has been developing her fingerprint as a filmmaker since childhood, both by making her own shorts with school friends and by working on professional film sets. Prior to her arrival in Berlin she has been volunteering in a school for disabled youth at risk, after being released from the Army for pacifistic reasons. Gaya has been studying directing at the DFFB since 2016. Her student film LEARN TO SWIM was premiered on Festival de San Sebastian. At the moment she is working as an editor of a feature film directed by Michael Klier.

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A woman with withdrawal symptoms bursts into the kitchen of the “Golden” club in Tel Aviv and presents Hashim, the Sudanese cook, with a moral dilemma.