Steffi Wurster
Steffi Wurster
Stage designer and filmmaker. She studied fine arts at the University of Mainz and stage design at the Berlin University of the Arts. In addition to her scenographic work, Steffi Wurster has been developing documentary film projects since 2010.
NATO has been present in the Baltic states and Poland since 2017. They are there to defend the Alliance’s eastern flank and repel a potential Russian attack. The film follows the task force in the small Lithuanian town of Rukla. In a place where east meets west, everyone has an opinion. For Bundeswehr soldier Nina Russia is still an enemy without a name. Mayor of Rukla, Vilma has been training her family in paramilitary defense tactics since 2014. For Georgi and his wife Marytje all this is Western propaganda. Film-maker Steffi Wurster succeeds in portraying many different personal perspectives. Rather than clashing, they seem understandable and equally important. But then the war in Ukraine escalates and the previous certainties about the status quo in Europe cease to exist.
RUKLA - Currently No Enemy In Sight
87 min
For more than a quarter of a century, Russia has been conducting a peacekeeping operation in the conflict area between Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova. Beginning with an observation of a tripartite "peacekeeping post" on the Dniester River, this documentary shows life in the region sluggishly watched by the mission's soldiers.
Frozen Conflict
60 min