Another Planet

Amir Yatziv


Animated documentary about encounters in virtual simulations of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The film follows the makers – from Poland, Germany and Israel – through their virtual camps. Each is different in style and every maker has different aims for creating such a parallel world.  

The camps have been created for different reasons: a German prosecution office has designed a simulation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in order to investigate a 94-year-old defendant; a 27-year-old software developer from Israel is inspired by his belief in reincarnation to reconstruct his previous life as a Sonderkommando through a virtual exploration of his own camp-based computer game; and a German architect who has been surveying the camp for 15 years is working together with an Israeli historian on a highly accurate computerized model.
The film is constructed as a mosaic in which the avatars of each of these creators walk around the virtual camps and talk about them. As they do so, they gradually reveal a deeper layer of the film: the obsession of reconstructing the 'Other Planet' – the insatiable urge to document and enrich the historical and cultural memory of the Holocaust. (Amir Yatziv)

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Filmmaker
Amir Yatziv
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Germany, Poland, Israel
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
48
Language
German, Hebrew, Polish
Producer
Amir Yatziv , Jonathan Doweck
Sales
Amir Yatziv
Writer
Elad Weingrod, Amir Yatziv
Editor
Didier Volckaert
Sound Design
Nati Zeidenstadt
Music
TBA
Website
http://www.amiryatziv.com