‘Fonja - Lina Zacher’
Followed by a Q&A with the director
Fonja gives an insight into everyday life in a youth prison in Madagascar from the perspective of the young detainees themselves. During a 4-month film workshop, the young people learn to use film as a means of communication for themselves. The result of the workshop, an 80-minute documentary film tells about a place and at the same time a microcosm in which values and norms are created by the young people themselves – a journey into the daily life of the minors, shaped by their struggles and dreams and their great spirit to invest all of their creativity, energy and inspiration to make their own film.
Lina Zacher studied Industrial Design and Game and Learning Design and then moved to the class of Stella Geppert in the field of Art Education. Together with Delphine Bishop she developed the video exchange project Mio, a concept for improving intercultural learning in schools and then founded the same-named association Mio e.V. For Fonja she spent more than four months in a youth prison in Madagascar, teaching camera handling, image composition, and editing techniques.
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
(Germany/Madagaskar 2019, DCP, Malagasy, UT: English, 80‘)