Pina Bausch, the world-famous dancer, choreographer and director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, died in June 2009. She left behind one of the most important artistic legacies of our time – not only in dance. Why is her legacy still important to us? Why do we need to remember? Marc was born in Wuppertal and for two years at the age of thirty, he was the personal assistant to Pina Bausch. “touched” is a film about identity and loss, the function of art in society, the citizens of Wuppertal and their memories. A reflection on the heritage of Pina Bausch, a counter-archive.

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Film Credits


Jukka Rajala-Granstubb, Marc Wagenbach

Educated as Bachelor of Culture and Arts in filmmaking. After years of working as editor and director at YLE broadcaster, he started private production company MALAKTA Art Factory (MALAKTA Films). As a filmmaker Jukka Rajala-Granstubb makes films about people. He is interested in other peoples’ stories and aims to transfer their energy, ideas and experiences onto film. Rajala-Granstubb refers to his filmworks as “portrait films” as they are conceived and then completed with the subject as sole focus. His films have been awarded and screened internationally. As a cinematographer he has worked for many short films and drama series.


Marc Wagenbach - Producer
Jukka Rajala-Granstubb - Producer
Marc Wagenbach - Writer
Jukka Rajala-Granstubb - Writer


Genré: Documentary Feature
Runtime: 35 minutes
Country of Origin: Germany

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