Filmscreening „Fonja“ by Lina Zacher
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7 pm
BauSchau ZU GAST @Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf
Birkenstraße 47 (Hofgebäude)
Last-minute change due to Corona! Unfortunately, participating in the filmscreening will only be possible with prior registration via email to email@example.com.
The artist will be present. Entrance free.
Watch the official trailer!
The documentary „Fonja“ gives a close insight into a place which is totally isolated from the outside: a youth prison of the biggest detention center in Madagascar. We get a glipmse into a world which is shaped by a strong hierarchy and the obedience of internal rules on the one side and social cohesion and solidarity on the other side. The film presents a sincere testimony about life in a strictly hierarchical, closed community as perceived by the young film-makers who were given the opportunity to discover and develop their creative potential and realise their own film. — A journey into the daily life of the minors, shaped by their struggles and dreams and their great spirit to invest all of their creativity, energy and inspiration to make their own film.
“The focus of my work is on dealing with cultures and the confrontation of socio-political subjects with a participatory approach. I am interested in human behaviours in special and social contexts and try to work on my themes through a practical approach. I want to reach out and spread the great spirit and creativity of this strong group, the emerging young filmmakers of the Antanimora prison in Madagascar, to inspire and create wonder amongst others.”
Lina Zacher is a german filmmaker and artist. She studied Art Pedagogy at the Burg Giebichenstein University for Art and Design in Halle (Germany) and spent much time for art projects with kids in Madagascar and the Philippines before and during her studies. In 2015 she founded the MIO intercultural multimedia programme together with Delphine Bishop, providing facilities for young talents. After several short film and student productions, Fonja is her first full length documentary film.