A documentary by Pia Hellenthal

When in 1996 the lyricist of The Grateful Dead announced that Cyberspace will bring "a civilization of the Mind“, F. was four years old. A few years later she declared privacy as an outdated concept, renamed herself Eva and published her first diary entry online. Quickly Eva became an Internet star, allowing the world to watch her growing up. Today Eva is in her early twenties, fluctuating between her offline life, where she is a homeless vagabond and sex worker and her online persona, iconified as an archetype of authenticity. SEARCHING EVA is the tale of a modern Icon, growing up in the age of the Internet and turning the search for oneself into a public spectacle, before deciding to disappear forever. A hybrid of fiction and documentary, of offline and online, about a young woman finding her place in a modern world.

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HUPE Film - Dokumentarfilm
Script: Pia Hellenthal and Giorgia Malatrasi
Direction: Pia Hellenthal
DoP: Janis Mazuch
Sound: Marcus Zilz
Commissioning Editor: Lucas Schmidt

In co-production with ZDF / Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, in cooperation with VICE
Production funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and BKM