ANOTHER PLANET, 2017
Animated Documentary, 48 min
A documentary animation film about virtual models of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The film unfolds within the models and follows their creators: Israeli high-school students who have used a flight simulator to reconstruct the Israeli Air Force flyover at Auschwitz; a German prosecutor who uses a computerized model of the camp for a criminal trial; a Polish graphic designer who created a virtual reality experience; an Israeli gamer who developed a revenge game; and a German architect and Israeli historian who have measured the camp to create an accurate architectural model.
The film is designed like a mosaic, where animated figures of the model creators wander around their own models, revealing their personal motivations.
This is a voyage into the depths of memory, which addresses the human obsession with reconstruction and documentation. Do computerized models offer new ways to represent memory and cope with trauma? Can the virtual replace the real and transform the current, almost sacred representations of the Holocaust?
Director, Cinematography & Research: Amir Yatziv
Production & Production Company: Amir Yatziv And Jonathan Doweck
Script: Elad Weingrod, Amir Yatziv
Editing: Didier Volckaert
Soundtrack: Nati Zeidenstadt
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