KYMN of Gratitude – KIM Collective, commissioned by Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin

AUG 13, 2020, 6PM: Video premiere - documentary short film

They are everywhere: unseen heroines and heroes of the pandemic. Stacking toilet paper pyramids at the corner store; humping heaps of parcels up narrow Berlin staircases as though in a never-ending holiday shopping season. Caring for eldest when their kin aren't allowed to. Caring for the youngest while the boss has taken place at the kitchen table via Zoom. KYMN of GRATITUDE gives praise to these mothers, shop clerks, fathers, nurses and all those toiling away for us. KIM Collective roams the city for a day, offering its specially composed hymn to those who truly deserve to be serenaded.

Camera and edit: Jim Kroft
Recording and sound: Jonas Hinz
Director: Georg Schütky
Costume: Christina Schmitt
Idea and execution: KIM-Collective, commissioned by Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin
Duration: 20 minutes

- Line-up:
Dora Osterloh - vocals
Laura Winkler - vocals
Paul Berberich - sax
Brad Henkel - trumpet
Liz Kosack - keys
Dan Peter Sundland - bass
Max Santner - drums
Otis Sandsjö - composition