Drawing Against Oblivion
Zeichnen gegen das Vergessen
Year:2015
Country:Germany
Running time:67
Cinematographer:Tobias Corts
Director:Bärbel Jacks
Producer:David Kunac
Editor:George Michael Fischer
Cast:Manfred Bockelmann, Niusia Karakulska
Production:Final Frame
Distributor
(world):
Rise And Shine World Sales UG
 
Synopsis
What happened to the children who lay in the wrong crib? asks Austrian artist Manfred Bockelmann. Born in 1943, he embarks on a mission: by drawing their faces he wants to retrieve from oblivion the innumerable children who were murdered in the name of racist mania and who disappeared in the archives as mere statistical numbers. The Nazi terror is remembered through the eyes of the artist, who travels to Auschwitz concentration camp and to the US to encounter those children who escaped from the death camps. This film visualizes the horrors of the holocaust without using archival footage and is a strong plea for vigilance against racism right here, right now.
Festival section
Documentary Features Competition "IMAGE OF THE WORLD - WORLD IN IMAGES", ,
Date and place of projection
15.11.2015 11:45
Opera Nova - documentary screening room