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Paul Scholten // Germany // 2018 // 11:31 min

Documentary // Grotesqueness

Language: German // Subtitles: English, Without Subtitles

Life in Neuperlach, a Munich suburb, is quaint. It is an safe neighborhood, where people know and greet each other. Everybody has their own backyard; single car garages are lining the narrow footpaths and everything is groomed. But for some time now that peacefulness is troubled, because refugees are supposed to move in next door. As some of the residents are afraid of the noise to be expected, they are putting up a noise protection wall. „Biotope“ shows the life of the locals and gets to the bottom of the reason for building that wall.


#Racism   #Society   #Foreigners   #Architecture   #Age   #Migration   #Neighborhood   #Prejudice   #escape  

Part of the following short film programs

Borderlines and relations - 30 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Festivals & Awards:

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival // Soirée Allemand France
Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival //Ukraine 2019    
Filmfest Dresden, Open Air // Germany 2019    
Interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin // Germany 2018    
Filmfestival Chalon Tout Court // France
Filmfest Weiterstadt // Germany
Regard Bleu Filmfestival Zürich // Switzerland 
Rec. Filmfestival Berlin //  Germany
 2018  -  honorable Mention
Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival // Turkey 2018    
Screenings - Video/ Film Tage Mainz – Pfalz // Germany
YOUKI Internationales Jugend Medien Festival // Austria 2018
  -  honorable Mention
Blicke Filmfestival Bochum // Germany 2018
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage // Germany 2018
Filmschau Baden-Württemberg // Germany 2018  -   Best Youth Documentary
Bundesfestival Junger Film // Germany 2019    
Lyola ! - Festival du Film Allemand Lyon //  France 2019  -  Award  
Deutscher Jugendfilmpreis //  Germany 2019    
VKRATZE! Filmfestival Wolgograd // Russia 2019    
ISFF Filmfestival Detmold // Germany 2019    
Festival du film court en plein air de Grenoble //  France 2019    
Altan Khalis International Film Festival // Mongolia 2019    
Short Mexico Filmfestivals // Mexico 2019    
DAS FILMFEST, Prag //  Czech Republic 2019    
Tage des deutschen Filmes // Slovenia 2019    
Europäisches Filmfestival der Generationen // Germany 2019    
ALCINE Festival (Idiomas en Corto) // Spain 2019    
DokumentART // Germany 2019