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Thursday, November 12th 2015 AT 14:30 h, Gloria Kino
Drawing against Oblivion

Drawing against Oblivion

For several years the Austrian painter Manfred Bockelmann (born 1943) has been producing life-size charcoal drawings of children and adolescents, who were murdered in Auschwitz and other concentration camps. He mainly models them after Photos from official Nazi records. The shame and guilt of his parents’ generation motivate the painter: His own father was a member of the Nazi party and Mayor of Kärnten. With his art project it is his aim is to "retrieve from being forgotten" these most innocent of victims and give them back their dignity.

  • Deutschland
  • 01:04:00
  • Director: Bärbel Jacks
  • Production: David Kunac
  • Photography: Tobias Corts
  • Editing: Georg M. Fischer
  • Music: Edgar Unterkirchner
  • Sound: Stefan Zaradic
  • Languages: de,en
  • Subtitles: de
  • Year: 2014