Alyssa Verbizh is a Franco-Austrian filmmaker. She is the author of many portraits of artists such as Mona Hatoum, Stefan Balkenhol, Adel Abidin, Thomas Hirschhorn… and films about art for television as well as museums and foundations. Her work has been screened in film festivals in France and worldwide (Arte Cinema Napoli, Festival International du Film sur l’art de Montréal, Festival du film ethnographique, FIFMA, Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin…) Furthermore, she also wrote children's books, edited by l'Ecole des Loisirs. She lives and works in Paris.
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Lisa Fittko, crossing point
Lisa Fittko, crossing point is an archive and 2D animation film project, an adaptation of the memoirs of Austrian jewish resistant Lisa Fittko. Alyssa Verbizh will retrace Fittko's crossing through 1940 and 1941 occupied France by using extracts from her first-person narrative story, Escape through the Pyrenees. During her stay at the Camargo Foundation, she will carry on with the writing of the film script and with her researches in the Marseille area, especially at the Archives Municipales in Marseille and Cassis and the Archives départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône.