Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
June 8–13, 2021, Graz

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Friday, 11.06.
19:30, Rechbauer

Displaced Persons

Short Documentary Film, US 1945, 8 min, stumm
Program: SYNEMA 1: Kurzfilmprogramm „Displaced Persons“

Three documentary-inspired works that illuminate life on the run and as a displaced person in a camp in very different ways: first, an unedited document by the US Army Signal Corps from April 1945, then a retrospective by the great avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas on his years as a displaced person in Germany and finally, a short film commissioned by the United Nations about the Hungarian crisis in 1956 and the refugee camp Traiskirchen.

Kurzfilmprogramm „Displaced Persons“
Displaced Persons (R: United States Army Signal Corps, US 1945)
Reminiszenzen aus Deutschland (R: Jonas Mekas, DE 1971/93)
Out (R: Lionel Rogosin, US 1957) 

Director: United States Army Signal Corps
Camera: Sgt. O.S. Hallberg