The Classroom

Director: Samaré Gozal | Countries of production: Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden | Year: 2018 | Length: 6 min
Language: English | Age: 8+ years

In the capital of a European transit country, a group of young adult students discuss the  refugee crisis of 2015 in a classroom. As they feed off of each other´s fears, their aggression towards asylum seekers intensifies and soon trumps reason and rule of law. Based on actual events and real dialogue, this short animation is a contemporary examination of how collective fear and illusion about an external enemy can erode the fabric of reason and compromise the line between caution and paranoia. In other words, this is a reflection on a few of the building blocks which mass hysteria consists of in a fearful collective, people, country or perhaps  even continent.

Official selection, Cefalu Film Festival (2018)

Official selection, Sirius Film Fest (2019)

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