At the age of eleven, Marja first appeared on stage with legendary German Krautrock collective Embryo. Today, she’s the one who keeps the band alive, taking over headline duties from her late father. Mastering numerous instruments, composing songs, experimenting with sounds of all kind, she lives within the music. But does freedom only exist beyond your own parents’ legacy? Surrounded by boxes of unlabeled tapes, Marja digs through what her father left behind, making space for herself. A SOUND OF MY OWN delves into a reality of tones and timbres, gradually losing itself in the music. Carefully arranged, images and sounds from both past and present merge into a composition of their own. If everything is music––can’t film be music, too?

Director: Rebecca Zehr

Producer: Rebecca Zehr , Katharina Rabl



Production Company: taro films (Katharina Rabl & Rebecca Zehr)
Co Producer: In cooperation with University for Television & Film Munich Germany
Duration: 52 min.
Date of Release: 27.10.2021
Country of Production: Germany

Shooting Format: HD
Language: English, German
Subtitles: English, German

Festivals & Awards

  • DOK Leipzig 2021
    German Competition for Long Documentary

  • DOK Leipzig 2021
    Golden Dove German Competition


Art / Music / Culture, Biography, Creative Documentary, Family Story, Personal Stories, Women Stories