Video: The Zone

Addressing the question of individuality and belonging.

Vermächtnisstudie: The Zone

Director: Fabiana Fragale
Production management: Jens Mühlhoff
Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Three young people creep through an unknown location at night and come across strange cages as they do so. Behind the bars they find people who have been categorized by social affiliation. And suddenly questions are raised about individuality and belonging.

A view to the Legacy study: The Legacy study shows that the majority of interviewees feel that they belong to a social group through their job. Each group is subject to its own constraints and pursues its own dreams and goals. Young people are forced early on into a profession, and thus into a social status, on an unequal basis.

Yet are not other possible ways of defining oneself in society conceivable?

You can decide who will receive the audience award in the film contest about the Legacy Study. Voting is possible from November 15 to November 22 (12 pm CET) – simply give a “Like” to your favourite short film. Meanwhile, a jury will select three works as well.