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The Wounded Brick

Film première in Berlin

In the early morning of April 6, 2009, a devastating earthquake hit the L‘Aquila region in central Italy, severly damaging 15,000 houses, killing about 300 people and making 60,000 homeless literally overnight. The reconstruction of damaged buildings and infrastructure continues at a rather slow pace upto today, and still a lot of former inhabitants of the region cannot return to their homes and villages.

The filmmakers Sue-Alice Okukubo and Eduard Zorzenoni take this as a starting point for their movie “The Wounded Brick” (2012), speaking to former citizens of L’Aquila and showing some quite dramatic pictures from the region today. But the movie also widens out the focus on the topic, speaking to Italian and German architects, urban planners and sociologists like Gottfried Böhm, Stefano Boeri, Hartmut Häußermann, Pauhof architects, and Vittorio Gregotti, reflecting on questions like: What does (mass) housing mean? Where is home? Can it be reconstructed? The filmmakers call their movie “a cinematic essay on the visions, hopes and failures while searching for humane housing in the face of economic and political interest.”

The world premiere of “The Wounded Brick” will take place this Monday 18 March in one of Berlin’s oldest cinemas, the Moviemento. The screening is followed by a discussion with sociologist Andrej Holm and architects Friedrich von Borries, Vanessa Miriam Carlow, Bettina Götz and Michael Hofstätter, moderated by Matthias Böttger, director of Deutsches Architekturzentrum.

Film in Italian/German with English subtitles, discussion in German.

Moviemento Kino, Kottbusser Damm 22, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Admission 7,50 Euro.

www.thewoundedbrickfilm.com

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