Sabine Marina - That's how she rolls

In order to educate people about Multiple Sclerosis and to sensitize them, Sabine Marina prefers films as the best way to do it. With the documentary "Kleine graue Wolke" (English: "Little grey cloud") she has already made her life into a movie. Who she would have also liked to see in her role and what she would like to do at Hamburg Central Station, she tells us on REHACARE.com.

12/02/2015

Photo: Sabine Marina; Copyright: private

Sabine Marina; © private

Name: Sabine Marina
Age: 29
City: Hamburg, Germany
Occupation: Film producer, director
Impairment: Multiple Sclerosis since 2011
More about Sabine Marina (only in German) at: www.kleinegrauewolke-blog.de
When did you last laugh heartily and what about?

Sabine Marina: A couple of hours ago with a colleague about a strange situation during a film shooting.

What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?

Sabine Marina: Dancing to loud music in the crowded Hamburg Central Station. But I guess I have to many restraints for doing this and I'm also too well brought-up.

Which person has influenced you most?

Sabine Marina: There are three: 1) My first boyfriend taught me to reflect deeply about myself. 2) Professor Randy Pausch inspired me to fight for all my dreams and to be who and what I want to be. And last but not least: 3) My husband showed me how to appreciate and enjoy life.

You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?

Sabine Marina: There are so many thing. As one of the first things I would start to eliminate the financial injustices, buzzword fair Federal Participation Law (so called "Bundesteilhabegesetz"). But I also think that inclusion in kindergarten and school is very important - in order to make sure that dealing with disabilities gets normal and familiar as early as possible.
Photo: First still of the movie "Little grey cloud"; Copyright: Sabine Marina

When Sabine Marina was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, her doctor called it "little grey cloud". Later Sabine Marina named her documentary film about herself and MS after it; © Sabine Marina

Your life is made into a film: Who would represent you?

Sabine Marina: Well, my life has already been made into a film... But if I would have had enough money, I would have seen somebody like Claire Danes representing me. She has the right degreee of reticence on the one hand and enough passion on the other hand.

I would like to be ...

Sabine Marina: in outer space.

Which questions would you like answered the most?

Sabine Marina: I prefer changes instead of answers: Why are there so many people who think they are better than others and don't see that every person is equal? Why are so many people so violent?

What I finally want to say...

Sabine Marina: Everythin in life has two sides. And it is up to yourself to choose which one gets more attention and weight.