Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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#unibrennt - Bildungsprotest 2.0
Documentary Film, AT 2010, Farbe, 90 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2011

Director, Script: AG Doku & coop99
Camera: AG Doku, Valentin Renoldner u.a.
Editor: Dominique Gromes
Music: Gustav, Anti-Flag, sowaXx & Föhnshit, Monomania, Das Trojanische Pferd u.a.
Producers: Antonin Svoboda
Production: coop99 filmproduktion

 

On making the apolitical political: to advocate for a better educational system, students in Vienna occupied the university’s main auditorium in the fall of 2009. Thanks to modern media and decentralized organization, it soon developed into a real protest movement – hundreds of thousands of people all over Europe rallied in the streets. On the basis of these events, #unibrennt illustrates the precarious status quo of our educational and social system and portrays a movement between euphoria, frustration and (overcome) powerlessness, solidarity, and animosity.