Drawing Against Oblivion

Directed By: Bärbel Jacks / 67 Minutes
Germany / 2015 / German (English Subtitles)
Documentary / Other
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Exhibition Format: DCP, Prores/QT

Original Title: Zeichnen gegen das Vergessen


“What happened to the children who lay in the wrong crib?“ asks Austrian artist Manfred Bockelmann. Born in 1943, he embarks on a mission: by drawing their faces he wants to retrieve from oblivion the innumerable children who were murdered in the name of racist mania and disappeared in the archives as mere statistical numbers. Remembering the Nazi terror through the eyes of the artist who travels to Auschwitz concentration camp and to the US to encounter those children who escaped from the death camps. This film visualizes the horrors of the holocaust without using archival footage and is a strong plea for vigilance against racism right here, right now.