Broken - The Women's Prison at Hoheneck
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Films in Competition 7: Animation
Main Theater - Michigan TheaterFri, Mar 24 9:30 PM

Ten recent animated films from near and far, featuring an artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten, memories of the "birds and the bees" talk, a suburban woman who can't stop growing fingers, a mother's alcohol addiction, the most notorious women's prison in East Germany, broken dolls and boiling stew, screen obsession and more.

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Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 7: Animation
New Media
Shorts in Competition
Release Year:2016
Production Country:Germany
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Volker Schlecht
Event Type:Animation
Description

Gabriele Stoetzer and Birgit Willschuetz were political inmates at Hoheneck Castle, the most notorious women's prison in East Germany. Their story is one of overcrowded cells, despotic hierarchies, ruthless everydays, and the enduring effects of incarceration. Most of all, however, it is about the crushing pressure of forced labour. Prisoners at Hoheneck manufactured millions of pantyhose, bed sheets, and other products for West German retailers, bringing enormous profits to both sides of the Iron Curtain. Part of the young animadoc tradition, the seven-minute film pairs original audio interview extracts with abstract, monochrome animation.