Voices and Shells

a film by Maya Schweizer

Voices and Shells

Germany | 2021 | 18:00 min

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History Society Human Rights

Content Categories

Documentary Short film
It opens in the dark, in a corridor; water is flowing ... Voices echo in these sewer tunnels; it is the abyss of Munich, under the river Isar. The voices tell fragments of stories: about vanished people, violence, memory loss – while the camera is now above ground, scanning the city‘s façades, including those of the ‘Third Reich‘. The city appears as a body winding its way through time, past and present. Like a thread through memories, a spiral runs through it: a shell, a whirlpool, the turn of a staircase, the ever-recurring voices of the past. The film is a collage: it jumbles traces of history and forms of nature, bringing images, voices and sounds from different sources to the same level. A story of living beings and living environments, of fossils which challenge our perception of time.
71 Berlinale – FORUMexpanded [did not take place due COVID]
72 Berlinale – FORUMexpanded
Cast and Crew
  • Director Maya Schweizer
  • Producer Maya Schweizer
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