Witkin & Witkin Official Selection for HotDocs 2018 / Category Made in México
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212BERLIN is part of the official selection of HotDocs 2018 with "Witkin & Witkin" in the category Made in México.


Tuesday, May 1 / 6:15 pm Scotiabank Theatre

Thursday, May 3 / 1:15 pm Isabel Bader Theatre

Saturday, May 5 / 10:30 am Tiff Bell LightBox 3

From the acclaimed director Trisha Ziff comes yet another captivating artist portrait: the deep and resonant story of two brothers. Painter and life-long educator Jerome and renowned photographer Joel-Peter are identical twins, but their lives, art and personalities could not be more divergent. Joel-Peter is a famed and highly controversial photographer whose Caravaggio and Dali–inspired arrangements, often constructed with cadavers and body parts, are transgressive and macabre. His brother Jerome is a figurative artist whose paintings deal with political, social and cultural themes. Ziff is a master at creating artist portraits that dive deeply into the psyche, drawing out her subjects’ more complicated and unseen layers—the ones they often hide behind their work. Filmed over five years, the brothers come to a crucial point in both their lives, encountering an unexpected change in their artistic trajectories, their self-perceptions and their relationship with each other. Heather Haynes


212BERLIN won CANACINE  award for the Best Documentary for "The Man Who Saw Too Much"

Canacine 1


Premier screening with Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome Witkin at Los Cabos International Film Festival

Friday 10th November  15hrs  
Cinemex Puerto Paraíso Sala 1
Blvd Lázaro Cardenas S/N


212BERLIN produces independent film and photographic exhibitions and publications. We are based in Mexico City and Los Angeles, cross border, cross-cultural and bilingual. Founded by curator and documentary filmmaker Trisha Ziff.

212BERLIN generates its own projects as well as collaborates with other filmmakers on co-productions. We are committed to working both with women and first time filmmakers, bringing together voices outside the mainstream.

212BERLIN offers short stay studio apartments perfect for visiting writers and artists, filmmakers and researchers.

We are celebrating our tenth anniversary, become a friend of 212BERLIN and visit our website, facebook page and see our current list of films and future productions.







Trisha is the founding director of 212BERLIN she is documentary filmmaker and curator of phototography. She has worked in the visual artsfor over thirty years, running community arts workshops in both photography and film at CAMERAWORK in the East end of London and CAMERAWORK DERRY in the north of Ireland, before moving to Los Angeles and later to Mexico City.



Isabel studied for her degree in history at the UNAM and then completed her masters in art history, specializing in art of the eighteenth-century in New Spain.

She worked in different projects at the museums Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Museum de la Ciudad de México and Musée des Beaux Arts de Rennes, France. Areas of interest include curatorial practice and the dissemination of art in general cinema and Reiki.


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