Elefantin

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Elefantin

Elefantin
Marie Zrenner, Johanna Seggelke
German Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
29 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English

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Marie Zrenner
Johanna Seggelke
Daniel Kunz
Kerstin Zachau
Oliver Buchalik
Melanie Jilg

The biography of the female elephant Bibi, who is considered to display abnormal behaviour, is marked by misfortunes: Born in Zimbabwe in 1985. Lost her mother shortly after birth. Imported by the East Berlin zoo in 1989. Deported to the Halle zoo in 2008. On the basis of an empathic reappraisal of these traumatic events the film reflects on the significance of social issues and how to deal with exclusion today: a therapy by proxy on film that will hopefully have a long-distance healing effect on Bibi.

Annina Wettstein
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award, Gedanken Aufschluss Prize
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Redistribution and Having a Say
Intervening Nature
Regional
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