Rabbit a la Berlin screening & the OzDox End of Year Party – 16 December 2010

It’s a celebration of a New Year for documentary culture in Australia.

Rabbit a la Berlin, the Oscar nominated archival documentary tells the history of Berlin from the point of view of the rabbits that lived in the no-man’s land between East and West. For 28 years the rabbits had been living within the Wall, enclosed but safe. Unfortunately, the Wall fell down one day and the rabbits had to look for another place to live. The film is an allegory of the story of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany from an unusual perspective.

Synopsis: The untold story about wild rabbits which lived between the Berlin Walls. For 28 years Death Zone was their safest home. Full of grass, no predators, guards protecting them from human disturbance. They were closed but happy. When their population grew up to thousands, guards started to remove them. But rabbits survived and stayed there. Unfortunately one day the wall fell down. Rabbits had to abandon comfortable system. They moved to West Berlin and have been living there in a few colonies since then. They are still learning how to live in the free world, same as we – the citizens of Eastern Europe.

Official Website: http://rabbitalaberlin.com/?set_lang&lang=en

Filmmaker Interview: http://www.documentary.org/content/meet-filmmakers-bartek-konopka-rabbit-a-la-berlin

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1410281/combined

Runtime: 51 mins
Director: Bartek Konopka
DoP: Piotr Rosolowski
Editor: Mateusz Romaszkan
Music: Maciej Cieslak
Producer: Anna Wydra
Co-producer: Heino Deckert, MS Films, Majade, TVP, MDR, ARTE, RBB, YLE, LICHTPUNT, VPRO.

The OzDox End Of Year Party

Following the documentary screening, there will be food, drinks and wine – your favourite tunes on the vinyl jukebox – great conversation – all things documentary!


Get involved on the night by helping to create the music playlist on the Vinyl Jukebox!

Dust off your record collection and bring a few of your favourite vinyls along to the party to play on the night, or select from the OzDox vinyl collection and pick a record to play on the Vinyl Jukebox.

All styles of music welcome!

FACEBOOK EVENT LISTING: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112150692188544

WHERE: AFTRS Theatre, Fox Studios, Entertainment Quarter, 130 Bent St, Moore Park NSW.

WHEN: Thursday 16th December – 6.00pm arrival for 6.30pm screening, followed by the OzDox party

ENTRY: Suggested donation $5

NO RSVP REQUIRED: but come early to ensure your seat.

Please invite your friends and colleagues! This event is open to the public. Parking fees discounted after 6pm, or with validated ticket from AFTRS.