Meet the Team: Mirjam Margarete Mager
Hometown: Zerbst, Germany
Current residence: Dresden, Germany
Mirjam is the daughter of a film buff, the mother of a cinema lover and herself a wholehearted cinéaste. As an art and film historian she is fully committed to the international art house, short film, animation film and video art scene. During her studies in Dresden and Paris, she programmed for the Dresden Film Festival, worked on set as 1st AD and read scripts for NISI MASA, the European Network of Young Cinema. Currently she is working for the Film Association of Saxony (Filmverband Sachsen), promoting and strengthening the work of filmmakers from this region of the former GDR.
Favorite films: chronologically in my life -> The Last Unicorn, Watership Down, Chocolat (Denis), Stalker (Tarkovsky), The Matrix (Wachowski Sisters), Die Legende von Paul und Paula (Carow), Volver (Almovodár), 10 Things I Hate About You, Il Confirmista (Bertolucci), Die bleierne Zeit (von Trotta), La Jetée (Marker), Daisies (Chytilová), 24 Wochen (Berrached)
Favorite shows: Buffy forever!
Favorite actors: Mia Wasikowska, Octavia Spencer, Nina Hoss, Kim Min-Hee, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz
Favorite directors: Chris Marker, Agnès Varda, Maren Ade, Mia Hansen-Løve, David Fincher
Favorite genre: Anything metaphysical gets me excited!
Favorite books: Kafka on The Shore (Haruki Murakami)
Would you be able to give up your career to get married / start a family?
No. I wanted both, I got both and now I have to deal with both ;)
Why are you a feminist?
Born into a freshly collapsed state and raised by a family with many struggles – but with a golden heart and good intentions: Intersectional Feminism is my empowering megaphone to fight inequality, injustice and ignorance.