Germany 2018. Opposites clash in PROHLIS. Prohlis is the home of more than 10,000 people. Pensioners, Hartz IV welfare recipients, people who are nostalgic about the GDR, neo-Nazis, AfD voters and refugees live closely together in the block-housing settlement in southeast Dresden. This documentary film portrays the microcosm of Prohlis by letting the people there tell their stories and by showing what life there is like.

  • Marlena Molitor
  • Felix Länge
  • Matthias Ring
  • Moritz Dehler
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  • Linus Gramm
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    September 1, 2019
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Director Biography - Marlena Molitor, Felix Länge

Marlena Molitor - Director’s Biography
Marlena Molitor's desire to create documentaries first arose at the age of 14. After finishing her A-levels in 2013 she completed a six-month internship at a film production in Cape Town. After various side jobs, a few more internships and many enriching experiences in numerous countries, in 2016 she formally began her studies in documentary film making at the University of Television and Film in Munich. Her first documentary film FEBRUÁR celebrated its world premiere at Intl. Film Festival Signes de Nuit in Paris and was screened amongst others at Cinema Verite Iran Intl. Documentary Film Festival in Iran. Furthermore FEBRUÁR was screened at Festivals in more than eight countries all over Europe.

Felix Länge - Director’s Biography
Felix Länge was born 1994 in Erfurt and grew up close to Stuttgart. After his A-Levels he did an apprenticeship as an audio-visual media designer at EMENES GmbH. During that period he was mainly working in postproduction, in editing, VFX and color grading. Since 2016 he studies documentary film making at the University of Television and Film in Munich.

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Director Statement

Prohlis, Dresden. 2018. Here AfD supporters, refugees and former Stasi officials live side by side. The district was once seen as the ideal of the GDR. Today, the differences between the residents are the cause of animosity. In it’s essence, PROHLIS portrays a conflict that is prevalent across all of Germany. In the search of common ground, the documentary leads the audience through the living rooms of the protagonists.

The intention behind the film was to engage with the residents of Prohlis to hear their stories without bias. Prohlis is a film close to the people. We want to provoke individuals to reflect on their ideas and sentiments and even more importantly ignite dialogue throughout society between people sitting on opposite sides of the fence.