HINDSIGHT is Marta Trela and Henning Himmelreich.
Under this name we publish travel documentaries resulting from our 9 months long journey through Asia in 2018.

We concentrated on people and their everyday lives filming at residential districts, markets and lesser-known temples, where the real, not touristy heart of these countries beats. The project enables us to look back with hindsight at the places we visited, and therefore relive our journey helping us to understand the meaning of what we saw ans share it with others.

A DREAM OF MYANMAR

Myanmar. A country that has been sleeping for a long time wakes up. With cameras in hand we try to capture the unique culture and stunning nature of this beautiful country before it changes irreversibly.

On one hand exploring Myanmar feels like stumbling into a living edition of the National Geographic: elephants leading processions of novice monks through dusty towns, a fruit seller carrying a basket of mangoes on her head: a fulfilment of the oriental fantasies of the West.

On the other- a country embracing its newly won identity rushing headlong into the future to catch up with the rest of the world: traditional Burmese sarongs meet singlets and baseball caps. Cheroot cigars become cigarettes.


CREDITS

Camera
Edit
Sound Design
Color Grading
Marta Trela / Henning Himmelreich
Marta Trela
Marc Fragstein
Xenia Brenner

PEOPLE OF CHINA

On the one hand: Dao priestesses dancing in temples hidden within cloud covered peaks of Wudang Mountains – the cradle of Daoism and Tai Chi. Beautiful Yunnan, where mysterious Tibetan temples of Shangri-La meet thousand year old ancient villages and blue clad Bai women in the villages surrounding the Erhai Lake.

On the other: Men playing board games in grey hutongs of Beijing and kitchen porters doing the dishes in the grimy back alleys of Hong Kong. Ghost cities of empty buildings ready to accumulate millions of new dwellers. The rise of the new urban middle class.

When in your memories temple incense smoke mixes with pulsing neon lights of Hong Kong’s nightscape you know you’ve been to China.


CREDITS

Camera
Edit
Sound Design
Color Grading
Marta Trela / Henning Himmelreich
Marta Trela
Tim Heumesser
Xenia Brenner

THE ESSENCE OF VIETNAM

This film is a collage of our impressions and memories of Vietnam. It doesn’t aspire to be anything more than that. But it would make us happy to know that it made you curious about the country in the same way it makes one happy when a friend finally reads that book or listens to that album you recommended him years ago.

Entering Vietnam by land from Northern Laos our first destination was an unusual one- a border city of small size but great historical importance- Dien Bien Phu. It was here that the Vietnamese defeated the French colonial forces and it was also here more than 60 years later where we understood that ahead of us lies a country whose history stretches way beyond the Vietnam War and that this is also where we need to look to understand it.


CREDITS

Camera
Edit
Sound Design
Color Grading
Marta Trela / Henning Himmelreich
Marta Trela
Jan Brett
Xenia Brenner