Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Cause of Death
Innovative Cinema Short, ZA/AT 2020, Schwarzweiß, 20 min., eOF
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script: Jyoti Mistry
Editor: Nikki Comninos
Sounddesign: Peter Cornell
Producers: Florian Schattauer
Production: blackboard trust (ZA)
Co-production: süd nord film


The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Whereas autopsy reports define the cause of death, Cause of Death describes structural violence against women as the essential base of femicide. In a powerful montage of archive material, animations, and language, Jyoti Mistry brings her anonymous forerunners out of invisibility, lends them a voice: “She speaks out of time, out of history, out of rage.”

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